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. Who does Thoreau help toward the north star?
(a) A farmer.
(b) A woodsman.
(c) A railroad employee.
(d) A runaway slave.

2. "I wanted to live deeply and..."
(a) Like each day was my last.
(b) Suck out all the marrow if life.
(c) Experience everything the world offered.
(d) To the fullest.

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

4. What attracted Thoreau to the farm?
(a) The house.
(b) Its crop production.
(c) The landscape.
(d) Its remoteness.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What frequently notifies Thoreau of a passing traveler along the highway?

2. What does Thoreau hope to avoid by harvesting early?

3. In what does Thoreau claim to have indulged very little?

4. Who exerted an influence on mankind more than kings and emperors?

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

(see the answer key)

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