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

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

3. How many chairs does Thoreau have in his house?
(a) None.
(b) Two.
(c) One.
(d) Three.

4. For what does Thoreau feel sympathy?
(a) Singing birds.
(b) Prowling animals.
(c) Tree leaves.
(d) Withering flowers.

5. Thoreau feels it isn't important to provide this for his visitors.
(a) A place to sit.
(b) Drink.
(c) Food.
(d) Conversation.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the poet say is the greatest thing he has seen today?

2. What did Thoreau use during his second winter at Walden Pond?

3. What writer does the French Canadian Woodsman love?

4. "Be it life or death, we crave only..."

5. "The swiftest traveler is he that goes..."

(see the answer key)

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