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 does Thoreau help toward the north star?
(a) A woodsman.
(b) A railroad employee.
(c) A runaway slave.
(d) A farmer.

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

3. What does Thoreau state was a pleasant pastime?
(a) The theater.
(b) Housework.
(c) Visiting friends.
(d) Listening to music.

4. What was Thoreau doing in the village when he was arrested?
(a) Buying a newspaper.
(b) Picking up a shoe from the cobbler's.
(c) Having a drink at the bar-room.
(d) Selling beans.

5. What was the name of the family Thoreau bought a farm from and then returned the ownership to them?
(a) Hollowell.
(b) Smith.
(c) McLachlan.
(d) Biggins.

Short Answer Questions

1. Thoreau hates the name of what local pond ?

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

3. In what solitary amusements do most Yankees engage?

4. In total, how much does it cost for Thoreau to build his house?

5. Which tribe calls hunters the "best men"?

(see the answer key)

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