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. What does Thoreau claim is the cure for his ailments?
(a) Morning air.
(b) Prayer.
(c) Companionship.
(d) Poetry.

2. How long does Thoreau live at Walden Pond?
(a) Two years and two months.
(b) One year.
(c) Six months.
(d) Three years and six months.

3. What item does Thoreau discover missing?
(a) His hoe.
(b) His flint.
(c) A volume of Homer.
(d) His fountain pen.

4. "I believe that men are generally still a little afraid of..."
(a) The dark.
(b) The devil.
(c) Witches.
(d) Their imaginations.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Thoreau's shelter at Walden Pond?

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

3. Who is never alone?

4. What book does Thoreau keep on his table throughout the summer?

5. What does Thoreau think Concord should become?

(see the answer key)

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