Walden Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 5.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. "I go and come with a strange... in Nature."
(a) Thrill.
(b) Ease.
(c) Comfort.
(d) Liberty.

2. Who exerted an influence on mankind more than kings and emperors?
(a) Priests.
(b) Authors.
(c) Musicians.
(d) Politicians.

3. What is Thoreau's net income from his farm?
(a) $21.34.
(b) $5.93.
(c) $8.71.
(d) $12.46.

4. What does Thoreau think Concord should become?
(a) A town of historical significance.
(b) A tourist town.
(c) A major railway stop.
(d) A patron of the fine arts.

5. What book does Thoreau keep on his table throughout the summer?
(a) Cervantes' Don Quixote.
(b) Homer's Iliad.
(c) Milton's Paradise Lost.
(d) The Bible.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which animal is one of "Nature's Watchmen"?

2. "I wanted to live deeply and..."

3. What birds does Thoreau hear regularly during the summer at 7:30pm?

4. What bird does Thoreau contemplate keeping merely for his music?

5. What frequently notifies Thoreau of a passing traveler along the highway?

(see the answer key)

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