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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. "Be it life or death, we crave only..."
(a) Truth.
(b) Love.
(c) Reality.
(d) Freedom.

2. When did Thoreau begin to live in the woods?
(a) Christmas Day, 1846.
(b) Memorial Day, 1847.
(c) Independence Day, 1845.
(d) Martin Luther King Day, 1845.

3. What bird does Thoreau contemplate keeping merely for his music?
(a) A screech owl.
(b) A rooster.
(c) A canary.
(d) A crow.

4. What did Thoreau do early in the morning?
(a) Went for a walk.
(b) Gathered food from his garden.
(c) Read a book.
(d) Bathed in the pond.

5. What was the name of the family Thoreau bought a farm from and then returned the ownership to them?
(a) McLachlan.
(b) Hollowell.
(c) Biggins.
(d) Smith.

6. What does Thoreau usually carry back to Walden Pond from the village?
(a) A new book.
(b) A bag of rye.
(c) A light heart.
(d) A loaf of bread.

7. How much is Thoreau's profit from the bean-field?
(a) $1.78
(b) $10.87.
(c) $8.71.
(d) $7.81.

8. Which bird does Thoreau doubt has ever profaned Walden Pond?
(a) A seagull.
(b) A sparrow.
(c) A pigeon.
(d) A finch.

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

10. What kind of fish does Thoreau try to catch in the winter?
(a) Trout.
(b) Pickerel.
(c) Salmon.
(d) Perch.

11. "We are underbred and low-lived and..."
(a) Hardworking.
(b) Stupid.
(c) Illiterate.
(d) Ignorant.

12. What animal's sound ushers in the night?
(a) The coyote's yelp.
(b) The whip-poor-will's cry.
(c) The hawk's scream.
(d) The bullfrog's trump.

13. Which book are most men satisfied by reading or having read to them?
(a) The Farmer's Almanac.
(b) Shakespeare's Sonnets.
(c) The Bible.
(d) Virgil's Aeneid.

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

15. "Nature has no human inhabitant who..."
(a) Treats her well.
(b) Loves her.
(c) Appreciates her.
(d) Respects her.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much does Thoreau spend on supplies for his bean-field?

2. What time does Thoreau begin hoeing every day?

3. How often does Thoreau go to the village?

4. What animals ate out of the hands of the woodsman?

5. Thoreau states that fewer people came to see him at Walden Pond on...

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