Walden Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How far was Thoreau's house from Concord?
(a) 2 1/2 miles.
(b) 1 1/2 miles.
(c) 5 miles.
(d) 3 miles.

2. "I wanted to live deeply and..."
(a) To the fullest.
(b) Like each day was my last.
(c) Experience everything the world offered.
(d) Suck out all the marrow if life.

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

4. "The adventurous student will always study..."
(a) Classics.
(b) History.
(c) Theology.
(d) Latin.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of the family Thoreau bought a farm from and then returned the ownership to them?

2. "In dealing with truth we are..."

3. What attracted Thoreau to the farm?

4. "The mass of men lead lives of quiet..."

5. Who carried the Iliad with him on his expeditions?

(see the answer key)

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