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. Why does Thoreau reject the suggestion of owning a visitor's book?
(a) He can't afford to buy one.
(b) He believes it's an unnecessary luxury.
(c) He has a good memory.
(d) He doesn't have enough visitors.

2. Who carried the Iliad with him on his expeditions?
(a) Alexander.
(b) Captain James Cook.
(c) Magellan.
(d) Edmund Hillary.

3. "The mass of men lead lives of quiet..."
(a) Contentment.
(b) Struggle.
(c) Terror.
(d) Desperation.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. "In dealing with truth we are..."

2. "I believe that men are generally still a little afraid of..."

3. Thoreau feels it isn't important to provide this for his visitors.

4. Thoreau is inclined to be a...

5. For what purpose does Thoreau believe most men have learned to read?

(see the answer key)

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