Walden Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 15.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Thoreau follow all the way into town?
(a) Road signs.
(b) A river.
(c) A wooded path.
(d) The railroad.

2. What does Thoreau hope will happen if John Field reads his book?
(a) He will move to a different town.
(b) He will learn how to fish.
(c) He will improve himself.
(d) He will come over for dinner.

3. What happened to a settler's family in Sutton in 1717?
(a) They couldn't pay their taxes and were forced to move.
(b) They were forced off their land by a flood.
(c) Their cottage was completely buried in snow.
(d) Their house burned down.

4. According to tales, who planted the beech grove?
(a) Pigeons.
(b) A wandering minstrel.
(c) Owls.
(d) Indians.

5. What insect came to Walden Pond by thousands in October?
(a) Hornets.
(b) Ladybugs.
(c) Wasps.
(d) Mosquitos.

Short Answer Questions

1. What animal does Thoreau describe as "rudimental, burrowing men"?

2. "If you would be chaste, you must be..."

3. Where is Walden Pond located?

4. What does Thoreau think Concord should become?

5. What are the necessities of life?

(see the answer key)

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