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. When Thoreau began living in the woods, his "house was not finished, but was merely a defense against the..."
(a) Rain.
(b) Wind.
(c) Animals.
(d) Sun.

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

3. What is the morning?
(a) A time for poets.
(b) The awakening hour.
(c) A spritual moment.
(d) A time for reflection.

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

5. What vegetable does Thoreau plant on most of his 2 1/2 acres?
(a) Corn.
(b) Turnips.
(c) Potatoes.
(d) Beans.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the Canadian woodchopper read the French paper?

2. On what pond does Thoreau live on the shore?

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

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

5. When did Thoreau begin to live in the woods?

(see the answer key)

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