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

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

3. When did Thoreau begin to live in the woods?
(a) Martin Luther King Day, 1845.
(b) Christmas Day, 1846.
(c) Memorial Day, 1847.
(d) Independence Day, 1845.

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

5. For what purpose does Thoreau believe most men have learned to read?
(a) Convenience.
(b) Pleasure.
(c) Education.
(d) Vanity.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. "The mass of men lead lives of quiet..."

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

4. What are the necessities of life?

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

(see the answer key)

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