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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of the Plymouth Colony governor who wasn't fed by the king of the tribe he visited?
(a) Carruthers.
(b) Thompson.
(c) Winslow.
(d) Atkinson.

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

3. What did Thoreau imagine doing?
(a) Writing a book.
(b) Living off the land.
(c) Buying a farm.
(d) Building a house.

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

5. Thoreau calls the train an "iron..."
(a) Horse.
(b) Beast.
(c) Monstrosity.
(d) Dragon.

6. What do Thoreau's guests often do when they leave after dark?
(a) They go missing.
(b) They spend the night at Walden Pond.
(c) They get lost.
(d) They ask Thoreau to walk them home.

7. What writer does the French Canadian Woodsman love?
(a) Virgil.
(b) Milton.
(c) Homer.
(d) Aesop.

8. "I wanted to live deeply and..."
(a) Like each day was my last.
(b) Experience everything the world offered.
(c) To the fullest.
(d) Suck out all the marrow if life.

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

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

11. What did Thoreau do during his first summer at Walden Pond?
(a) Studied Philosophy.
(b) Hoed beans.
(c) Wrote a book.
(d) Read Books.

12. Who is never alone?
(a) The devil.
(b) A writer.
(c) An angel.
(d) A hermit.

13. Thoreau states his residence at Walden was more favorable to thought and serious reading than what institution?
(a) A think tank.
(b) A library.
(c) A university.
(d) A seminary.

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

15. What gets struck by lighting during a heavy thunder-shower?
(a) Thoreau's shelter.
(b) Walden Pond.
(c) The bean field.
(d) A pine tree.

Short Answer Questions

1. "Objects of charity are not..."

2. Who exerted an influence on mankind more than kings and emperors?

3. What does Thoreau state was a pleasant pastime?

4. Of what do the smells from the train remind Thoreau?

5. "I have never found the companion that was so companionable as..."

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