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. What does Thoreau claim is the cure for his ailments?
(a) Poetry.
(b) Companionship.
(c) Morning air.
(d) Prayer.

2. What gets struck by lighting during a heavy thunder-shower?
(a) The bean field.
(b) Thoreau's shelter.
(c) A pine tree.
(d) Walden Pond.

3. 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.

4. What does Thoreau hear from town in his bean-field on gala days?
(a) The train whistle.
(b) A brass band.
(c) Church bells.
(d) Military gunfire.

5. "As long as possible live free and..."
(a) Uncommitted.
(b) Unhindered.
(c) Unattached.
(d) Unconcerned.

Short Answer Questions

1. What book does Thoreau keep on his table throughout the summer?

2. When did Thoreau begin to live in the woods?

3. Who is never alone?

4. "In dealing with truth we are..."

5. Thoreau feels it isn't important to provide this for his visitors.

(see the answer key)

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