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. "The mass of men lead lives of quiet..."
(a) Struggle.
(b) Terror.
(c) Desperation.
(d) Contentment.

2. What are the necessities of life?
(a) Food, shelter, clothing, and sunlight.
(b) Love, happiness, family, and religion.
(c) Food, shelter, land, and freedom.
(d) Food, shelter, clothing, and fuel.

3. Thoreau states his residence at Walden was more favorable to thought and serious reading than what institution?
(a) A library.
(b) A seminary.
(c) A think tank.
(d) A university.

4. In total, how much does it cost for Thoreau to build his house?
(a) $56.08.
(b) $28.12.
(c) $192.47
(d) $364.92

5. Where does Thoreau believe intellectual societies are confined?
(a) Paris and Oxford.
(b) Europe.
(c) New York.
(d) Literary circles.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Thoreau think Concord should become?

2. What attracted Thoreau to the farm?

3. What is the morning?

4. What American institution does Thoreau state he could do without?

5. "The swiftest traveler is he that goes..."

(see the answer key)

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