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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How long does Thoreau stay in jail?
(a) One day.
(b) One week.
(c) A month.
(d) Three weeks.

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

3. What does one Concord Trader use as a sign for his store?
(a) A bear hide.
(b) A Wagon Wheel.
(c) A salt fish.
(d) A Wooden plank.

4. Who does Thoreau help toward the north star?
(a) A runaway slave.
(b) A railroad employee.
(c) A farmer.
(d) A woodsman.

5. "The swiftest traveler is he that goes..."
(a) As the crow flies.
(b) By Horse.
(c) Afoot.
(d) By Train.

6. "In dealing with truth we are..."
(a) Noble.
(b) Hesitant.
(c) Fearful.
(d) Immortal.

7. Thoreau speaks of visitors from what charitable institution?
(a) The hospital.
(b) The church.
(c) The Salvation Army.
(d) The almshouse.

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

9. What book does Thoreau keep on his table throughout the summer?
(a) Homer's Iliad.
(b) Cervantes' Don Quixote.
(c) The Bible.
(d) Milton's Paradise Lost.

10. What happened to Walden Pond between his childhood and the time he moved there?
(a) The fish were depopulated.
(b) A family of muskrats moved in.
(c) The spring dried up.
(d) The trees on the shores were cut down.

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

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

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

14. What is the morning?
(a) A time for reflection.
(b) A time for poets.
(c) The awakening hour.
(d) A spritual moment.

15. What item does Thoreau discover missing?
(a) His flint.
(b) His hoe.
(c) A volume of Homer.
(d) His fountain pen.

Short Answer Questions

1. "The mass of men lead lives of quiet..."

2. What does Thoreau like to have between himself and a conversation partner?

3. What is the length of Thoreau's bean rows added together?

4. What time does Thoreau begin hoeing every day?

5. In what does Thoreau claim to have indulged very little?

(see the answer keys)

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