Walden Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 7.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who carried the Iliad with him on his expeditions?
(a) Alexander.
(b) Magellan.
(c) Edmund Hillary.
(d) Captain James Cook.

3. In what does Thoreau claim to have indulged very little?
(a) Philosophy.
(b) Alcohol.
(c) Philanthropy.
(d) Literature.

4. "The mass of men lead lives of quiet..."
(a) Contentment.
(b) Struggle.
(c) Desperation.
(d) Terror.

5. What does Thoreau state was a pleasant pastime?
(a) Visiting friends.
(b) Housework.
(c) Listening to music.
(d) The theater.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is never alone?

2. What attracted Thoreau to the farm?

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

4. "Objects of charity are not..."

5. What plant grows at the edge of the path near the end of May?

(see the answer key)

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