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. How far was Thoreau's house from Concord?
(a) 1 1/2 miles.
(b) 2 1/2 miles.
(c) 3 miles.
(d) 5 miles.

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

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

4. "In dealing with truth we are..."
(a) Immortal.
(b) Noble.
(c) Fearful.
(d) Hesitant.

5. "The adventurous student will always study..."
(a) Classics.
(b) Theology.
(c) Latin.
(d) History.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. "We are underbred and low-lived and..."

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

5. How long does Thoreau live at Walden Pond?

(see the answer key)

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