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. What attracted Thoreau to the farm?
(a) Its crop production.
(b) The landscape.
(c) The house.
(d) Its remoteness.

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

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

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

5. Which book are most men satisfied by reading or having read to them?
(a) The Farmer's Almanac.
(b) Virgil's Aeneid.
(c) Shakespeare's Sonnets.
(d) The Bible.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Thoreau began living in the woods, his "house was not finished, but was merely a defense against the..."

2. For what purpose does Thoreau believe most men have learned to read?

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

4. "Be it life or death, we crave only..."

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

(see the answer key)

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