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. What plant grows at the edge of the path near the end of May?
(a) Sumach.
(b) Johnswort.
(c) The sand cherry.
(d) Goldenrod.

2. "I believe that men are generally still a little afraid of..."
(a) The dark.
(b) The devil.
(c) Witches.
(d) Their imaginations.

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

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

5. For what does Thoreau feel sympathy?
(a) Withering flowers.
(b) Prowling animals.
(c) Singing birds.
(d) Tree leaves.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Thoreau's shelter at Walden Pond?

2. "I go and come with a strange... in Nature."

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

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

5. What gets struck by lighting during a heavy thunder-shower?

(see the answer key)

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