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. "The swiftest traveler is he that goes..."
(a) As the crow flies.
(b) By Train.
(c) Afoot.
(d) By Horse.

2. For what do Thoreau's visitors often ask him?
(a) A cup of coffee.
(b) A glass of water.
(c) A meal.
(d) Directions.

3. "Objects of charity are not..."
(a) Desirable.
(b) Invited.
(c) Welcome.
(d) Guests.

4. "I have never found the companion that was so companionable as..."
(a) A book.
(b) Myself.
(c) God.
(d) Solitude.

5. "He that does not eat need not..."
(a) Work.
(b) Live.
(c) Toil.
(d) Hunger.

Short Answer Questions

1. What attracted Thoreau to the farm?

2. What are the necessities of life?

3. In terms of the bean-field, what was Thoreau's greatest enemy?

4. To what howling animal does Thoreau compare the loon?

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

(see the answer key)

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