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 calls the train an "iron..."
(a) Horse.
(b) Beast.
(c) Dragon.
(d) Monstrosity.

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

3. Of what do the smells from the train remind Thoreau?
(a) Big city life.
(b) The destruction of nature.
(c) Other parts of the world.
(d) His childhood.

4. "In dealing with truth we are..."
(a) Hesitant.
(b) Immortal.
(c) Noble.
(d) Fearful.

5. What frequently notifies Thoreau of a passing traveler along the highway?
(a) Footprints and broken tree branches.
(b) The smell of a pipe.
(c) The sound of laughter.
(d) Flashing lights.

Short Answer Questions

1. What attracted Thoreau to the farm?

2. What man-made device can Thoreau hear from his window?

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

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

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

(see the answer key)

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