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 swiftest traveler is he that goes..."
(a) As the crow flies.
(b) By Train.
(c) By Horse.
(d) Afoot.

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

3. On what pond does Thoreau live on the shore?
(a) Wiltshire Pond.
(b) Concord Pond.
(c) Catfish Pond.
(d) Walden Pond.

4. "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.

5. What is Thoreau's shelter at Walden Pond?
(a) A tent.
(b) A small house.
(c) A cave.
(d) An abandoned shanty.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Thoreau do early in the morning?

2. What did Thoreau imagine doing?

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

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

5. What attracted Thoreau to the farm?

(see the answer key)

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