Walden Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 8.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what does Thoreau claim to have indulged very little?
(a) Philanthropy.
(b) Alcohol.
(c) Philosophy.
(d) Literature.

2. "Be it life or death, we crave only..."
(a) Freedom.
(b) Reality.
(c) Love.
(d) Truth.

3. Where is Walden Pond located?
(a) Albany, New York.
(b) Concord, Massachusetts.
(c) Portland, Oregon.
(d) Keswick, England.

4. What vegetable does Thoreau plant on most of his 2 1/2 acres?
(a) Potatoes.
(b) Corn.
(c) Beans.
(d) Turnips.

5. What did Thoreau do during his first summer at Walden Pond?
(a) Studied Philosophy.
(b) Read Books.
(c) Wrote a book.
(d) Hoed beans.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the name of the Plymouth Colony governor who wasn't fed by the king of the tribe he visited?

3. "The true husbandman will cease from..."

4. Which book are most men satisfied by reading or having read to them?

5. What was Thoreau doing in the village when he was arrested?

(see the answer key)

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