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

2. Who exerted an influence on mankind more than kings and emperors?
(a) Musicians.
(b) Priests.
(c) Politicians.
(d) Authors.

3. Who is never alone?
(a) A hermit.
(b) A writer.
(c) The devil.
(d) An angel.

4. What is Thoreau's shelter at Walden Pond?
(a) A tent.
(b) A cave.
(c) A small house.
(d) An abandoned shanty.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. For what purpose does Thoreau believe most men have learned to read?

2. Where does Thoreau believe intellectual societies are confined?

3. What is Thoreau's net income from his farm?

4. What did Thoreau imagine doing?

5. "The swiftest traveler is he that goes..."

(see the answer key)

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