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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What animal grows to be four feet long, yet is rarely seen by humans?
(a) The fox.
(b) The otter.
(c) The lynx.
(d) The raccoon.

2. In what solitary amusements do most Yankees engage?
(a) Reading and playing cards.
(b) Skiing and swimming.
(c) Walking and hiking.
(d) Hunting and Fishing.

3. "We can never have enough of..."
(a) God.
(b) Love.
(c) Nature.
(d) Philosophy.

4. What bird does Thoreau hear almost every day in the winter?
(a) An eagle.
(b) A duck.
(c) A goose.
(d) An owl.

5. What date does Thoreau leave Walden?
(a) October 6th, 1847.
(b) September 6th, 1845.
(c) September 6th, 1847.
(d) October 6h, 1846.

6. What creatures do Thoreau find battling in the wood-pile?
(a) Ants.
(b) Spiders.
(c) Birds.
(d) Cats.

7. Where did Thoreau consider living before Walden Pond?
(a) Pleasant Meadow.
(b) White Pond.
(c) Shangri-la.
(d) Baker Farm.

8. What animals are likely to thrive no matter what?
(a) Rabbits and partridges.
(b) Squirrels and mice.
(c) Foxes and Owls.
(d) Wolves and Coyotes.

9. On what day in 1852 was Walden first completely open?
(a) April 18th.
(b) March 28th.
(c) April 1st.
(d) March 23rd.

10. What does Thoreau say he chanced upon one day?
(a) The end of a rainbow.
(b) An eclipse.
(c) A family of deer.
(d) Buried treasure.

11. In what state is Walden Pond located?
(a) Rhode Island.
(b) Connecticut.
(c) Massachusetts.
(d) Maine.

12. "He that does not eat need not..."
(a) Live.
(b) Toil.
(c) Hunger.
(d) Work.

13. What animal does Thoreau sometimes eat with relish?
(a) Fried rat.
(b) Barbecued woodchuck.
(c) Roasted squirrel.
(d) Boiled rabbit.

14. What winter bird does Thoreau amuse himself by watching?
(a) A barred owl.
(b) A chickadee.
(c) A cardinal.
(d) A blue jay.

15. Where have loons been caught with fishing hooks, eighty feet below the water's surface?
(a) New York.
(b) Maine.
(c) Massachusetts.
(d) Quebec.

Short Answer Questions

1. What animal does Thoreau want to eat when it crosses his path?

2. How does Thoreau describe the temperature when he began to plaster his house?

3. What dramatic event occurs while Thoreau lives at Walden Pond?

4. "Remember thy Creator in the days of thy..."

5. "Sell your clothes and keep your..."

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