Walden Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 5.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Thoreau states his residence at Walden was more favorable to thought and serious reading than what institution?
(a) A library.
(b) A think tank.
(c) A seminary.
(d) A university.

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

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

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

5. What is Thoreau's shelter at Walden Pond?
(a) A tent.
(b) A cave.
(c) A small house.
(d) An abandoned shanty.

Short Answer Questions

1. What American institution does Thoreau state he could do without?

2. How long does Thoreau live at Walden Pond?

3. Who carried the Iliad with him on his expeditions?

4. "As long as possible live free and..."

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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