Walden Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 17.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What animal does Thoreau kill and eat after it ravages his bean-field?
(a) A raccoon.
(b) A woodchuck.
(c) A squirrel.
(d) A rabbit.

2. "The true husbandman will cease from..."
(a) Anxiety.
(b) Fear.
(c) Toil.
(d) Idleness.

3. How far was Thoreau's house from Concord?
(a) 3 miles.
(b) 2 1/2 miles.
(c) 1 1/2 miles.
(d) 5 miles.

4. What man-made device can Thoreau hear from his window?
(a) Railroad cars.
(b) Streetcar.
(c) Lumber mill whistle.
(d) Horse-pulled wagon.

5. What creatures do Thoreau find battling in the wood-pile?
(a) Cats.
(b) Spiders.
(c) Ants.
(d) Birds.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does one hunter use as a musical instrument?

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

3. Who does Thoreau meet when taking shelter from a thunder storm?

4. Who carried the Iliad with him on his expeditions?

5. What does Thoreau usually carry back to Walden Pond from the village?

(see the answer key)

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