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. Who or what does Thoreau visit?
(a) Books.
(b) Family.
(c) Trees.
(d) Scholars.

2. In a battle recorded by Olus Magnus, what do the victorious ants do?
(a) Enslave the young of their enemy hive.
(b) Bury the bodies of their own soldiers.
(c) Form a circle around their dead enemies.
(d) Eat the bodies of their dead enemies.

3. Which bird does Thoreau doubt has ever profaned Walden Pond?
(a) A seagull.
(b) A pigeon.
(c) A finch.
(d) A sparrow.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. For what does Thoreau feel sympathy?

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

3. What does Thoreau follow all the way into town?

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

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

(see the answer key)

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