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 does Thoreau think Concord should become?
(a) A town of historical significance.
(b) A major railway stop.
(c) A patron of the fine arts.
(d) A tourist town.

2. What did Thoreau imagine doing?
(a) Buying a farm.
(b) Living off the land.
(c) Building a house.
(d) Writing a book.

3. "The mass of men lead lives of quiet..."
(a) Terror.
(b) Contentment.
(c) Struggle.
(d) Desperation.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which book are most men satisfied by reading or having read to them?

2. How far was Thoreau's house from Concord?

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

4. Where does Thoreau believe intellectual societies are confined?

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

(see the answer key)

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