Walden Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 15.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Thoreau see in the clear water of the pond one November day?
(a) A heron.
(b) A large turtle.
(c) A school of perch.
(d) A muskrat family.

2. What man-made device can Thoreau hear from his window?
(a) Horse-pulled wagon.
(b) Railroad cars.
(c) Streetcar.
(d) Lumber mill whistle.

3. Where was it rumored that Col. Quoil had been a soldier?
(a) Hong Kong.
(b) Waterloo.
(c) New Orleans.
(d) Upper Canada.

4. Who is never alone?
(a) A writer.
(b) A hermit.
(c) An angel.
(d) The devil.

5. Thoreau calls the train an "iron..."
(a) Monstrosity.
(b) Horse.
(c) Beast.
(d) Dragon.

Short Answer Questions

1. What animal does Thoreau kill and eat after it ravages his bean-field?

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

3. In total, how much does it cost for Thoreau to build his house?

4. "The village appeared to me a great..."

5. Where have loons been caught with fishing hooks, eighty feet below the water's surface?

(see the answer key)

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