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. For what do Thoreau's visitors often ask him?
(a) Directions.
(b) A cup of coffee.
(c) A meal.
(d) A glass of water.

2. What does Thoreau hear in the evening?
(a) The wind in the trees.
(b) Cows lowing.
(c) Birds singing.
(d) Goats bleating.

3. What is Thoreau's net income from his farm?
(a) $12.46.
(b) $8.71.
(c) $21.34.
(d) $5.93.

4. How close is Thoreau's nearest neighbor?
(a) Two miles.
(b) Half a mile.
(c) Three miles.
(d) One mile.

5. For what purpose does Thoreau believe most men have learned to read?
(a) Convenience.
(b) Education.
(c) Pleasure.
(d) Vanity.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who carried the Iliad with him on his expeditions?

2. What does Thoreau sometimes hear on Sundays?

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

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

5. Thoreau states his residence at Walden was more favorable to thought and serious reading than what institution?

(see the answer key)

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