Walden Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 12.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What animal was Thoreau surprised to see walking along the shore of the pond?
(a) A wolf.
(b) A dog.
(c) A beaver.
(d) A cat.

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

4. What does Thoreau sell before he moves into the woods?
(a) His books.
(b) His gun.
(c) His horse.
(d) His watch.

5. What creatures do Thoreau find battling in the wood-pile?
(a) Ants.
(b) Birds.
(c) Cats.
(d) Spiders.

Short Answer Questions

1. "We are underbred and low-lived and..."

2. Where is Walden Pond located?

3. What does Thoreau like to have between himself and a conversation partner?

4. For what do Thoreau's visitors often ask him?

5. When Thoreau began living in the woods, his "house was not finished, but was merely a defense against the..."

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