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. Who carried the Iliad with him on his expeditions?
(a) Alexander.
(b) Magellan.
(c) Edmund Hillary.
(d) Captain James Cook.

2. Why does the Canadian woodchopper read the French paper?
(a) To show off to his neighbors.
(b) For practice.
(c) For the pictures.
(d) For the news.

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

4. What American institution does Thoreau state he could do without?
(a) The Post Office.
(b) The Railway.
(c) The Church.
(d) The Government.

5. In what does Thoreau claim to have indulged very little?
(a) Literature.
(b) Alcohol.
(c) Philanthropy.
(d) Philosophy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Thoreau states his residence at Walden was more favorable to thought and serious reading than what institution?

2. "The adventurous student will always study..."

3. What vegetable does Thoreau plant on most of his 2 1/2 acres?

4. What is Thoreau's net income from his farm?

5. What did Thoreau imagine doing?

(see the answer key)

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