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 birds does Thoreau hear regularly during the summer at 7:30pm?
(a) Nightingales.
(b) Doves.
(c) Whip-poor-wills.
(d) Hawks.

2. Thoreau states his residence at Walden was more favorable to thought and serious reading than what institution?
(a) A university.
(b) A seminary.
(c) A think tank.
(d) A library.

3. What does Thoreau think Concord should become?
(a) A major railway stop.
(b) A town of historical significance.
(c) A tourist town.
(d) A patron of the fine arts.

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

5. What plant grows at the edge of the path near the end of May?
(a) Goldenrod.
(b) Sumach.
(c) Johnswort.
(d) The sand cherry.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Thoreau hear in the evening?

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

(see the answer key)

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