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

2. How long does Thoreau live at Walden Pond?
(a) One year.
(b) Three years and six months.
(c) Two years and two months.
(d) Six months.

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

4. "As long as possible live free and..."
(a) Uncommitted.
(b) Unattached.
(c) Unhindered.
(d) Unconcerned.

5. What American institution does Thoreau state he could do without?
(a) The Church.
(b) The Railway.
(c) The Post Office.
(d) The Government.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Thoreau states his residence at Walden was more favorable to thought and serious reading than what institution?

4. Where is Walden Pond located?

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

(see the answer key)

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