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. Thoreau speaks of visitors from what charitable institution?
(a) The church.
(b) The hospital.
(c) The almshouse.
(d) The Salvation Army.

2. "As long as possible live free and..."
(a) Uncommitted.
(b) Unhindered.
(c) Unconcerned.
(d) Unattached.

3. What does Thoreau hope to avoid by harvesting early?
(a) Rot.
(b) Frost.
(c) Rain.
(d) Loss to animals.

4. Who carried the Iliad with him on his expeditions?
(a) Edmund Hillary.
(b) Alexander.
(c) Magellan.
(d) Captain James Cook.

5. What animals ate out of the hands of the woodsman?
(a) Rabbits.
(b) Chipmunks.
(c) Chickadees.
(d) Squirrels.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Where is Walden Pond located?

3. "The mass of men lead lives of quiet..."

4. How close is Thoreau's nearest neighbor?

5. For what does Thoreau feel sympathy?

(see the answer key)

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