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

2. Where does Thoreau believe intellectual societies are confined?
(a) New York.
(b) Paris and Oxford.
(c) Literary circles.
(d) Europe.

3. What attracted Thoreau to the farm?
(a) The house.
(b) The landscape.
(c) Its crop production.
(d) Its remoteness.

4. When Thoreau began living in the woods, his "house was not finished, but was merely a defense against the..."
(a) Animals.
(b) Wind.
(c) Sun.
(d) Rain.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. "The adventurous student will always study..."

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

3. Who exerted an influence on mankind more than kings and emperors?

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

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

(see the answer key)

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