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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. "It is not worth the while to live by..."
(a) Bread alone.
(b) Eating meat.
(c) Rich cookery.
(d) Wine bottles.

2. What does Thoreau do to test the strength of the ice?
(a) He cuts out small pieces and measures them.
(b) He stands on it.
(c) He jumps on it.
(d) He throws stones on it.

3. What does Thoreau do when ice first forms on the pond?
(a) He lies on the ice and examines the bottom of the pond.
(b) He goes skating.
(c) He writes a poem about it.
(d) He goes ice fishing.

4. What feeling does spring create in men?
(a) Hope.
(b) Lust.
(c) Inspiration.
(d) Goodwill.

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

6. "If you would be chaste, you must be..."
(a) Pure.
(b) Mindful.
(c) Temperate.
(d) Innocent.

7. What kind of literature does Thoreau like best?
(a) Classics.
(b) Poetry.
(c) Fiction.
(d) Scripture.

8. What instrument does Thoreau use to watch the war more closely?
(a) A telescope.
(b) A microscope.
(c) A monocle.
(d) A magnifying glass.

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

10. What should we come home with after adventures?
(a) Money and wealth.
(b) Experience and character.
(c) Wisdom and direction.
(d) Knowledge and confidence.

11. What does one hunter use as a musical instrument?
(a) A tree leaf.
(b) A saw.
(c) Spoons.
(d) Grass.

12. What did Thoreau use during his second winter at Walden Pond?
(a) A stove.
(b) A chimney.
(c) Skis.
(d) Snowshoes.

13. According to tales, who planted the beech grove?
(a) Indians.
(b) A wandering minstrel.
(c) Pigeons.
(d) Owls.

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

15. What kind of bird does Thoreau watch for hours in the fall?
(a) Swan.
(b) Goose.
(c) Loon.
(d) Duck.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Thoreau do to pass the time on winter evenings?

2. "Sell your clothes and keep your..."

3. For what does San Nutting exchange bear skins?

4. What vegetable does Thoreau chiefly grow at Walden Pond?

5. To what does Thoreau compare his body?

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