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. "The village appeared to me a great..."
(a) Beehive.
(b) News room.
(c) Family.
(d) Anthill.

2. Where does Thoreau believe intellectual societies are confined?
(a) Europe.
(b) New York.
(c) Literary circles.
(d) Paris and Oxford.

3. Why does the Canadian woodchopper read the French paper?
(a) For the news.
(b) To show off to his neighbors.
(c) For practice.
(d) For the pictures.

4. "We are underbred and low-lived and..."
(a) Illiterate.
(b) Stupid.
(c) Ignorant.
(d) Hardworking.

5. In total, how much does it cost for Thoreau to build his house?
(a) $364.92
(b) $28.12.
(c) $56.08.
(d) $192.47

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What bird does Thoreau contemplate keeping merely for his music?

4. What attracted Thoreau to the farm?

5. What does Thoreau hope to avoid by harvesting early?

(see the answer key)

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