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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. "I am convinced, that if all men were to live as simply as I then did, ... would be unknown."
(a) War and conflict.
(b) Hunger and want.
(c) Crime and lawlessness.
(d) Thieving and robbery.

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

3. In total, how much does it cost for Thoreau to build his house?
(a) $364.92
(b) $192.47
(c) $56.08.
(d) $28.12.

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

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

6. What vegetable does Thoreau plant on most of his 2 1/2 acres?
(a) Potatoes.
(b) Corn.
(c) Turnips.
(d) Beans.

7. What attracted Thoreau to the farm?
(a) The landscape.
(b) The house.
(c) Its remoteness.
(d) Its crop production.

8. "As long as possible live free and..."
(a) Unconcerned.
(b) Uncommitted.
(c) Unattached.
(d) Unhindered.

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

10. Which building is NOT listed by Thoreau as a vital building in the village?
(a) School.
(b) Post Office.
(c) Grocery.
(d) Bar-room.

11. "The adventurous student will always study..."
(a) Theology.
(b) History.
(c) Latin.
(d) Classics.

12. Why does Thoreau reject the suggestion of owning a visitor's book?
(a) He has a good memory.
(b) He believes it's an unnecessary luxury.
(c) He doesn't have enough visitors.
(d) He can't afford to buy one.

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

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

15. Where does Thoreau believe intellectual societies are confined?
(a) Literary circles.
(b) Paris and Oxford.
(c) New York.
(d) Europe.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to legend, after whom was Walden Pond named?

2. What is the morning?

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

4. Thoreau feels it isn't important to provide this for his visitors.

5. What man-made device can Thoreau hear from his window?

(see the answer keys)

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