Walden Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What animal does Thoreau want to eat when it crosses his path?
(a) A woodchuck.
(b) A rabbit.
(c) A squirrel.
(d) A duck.

2. What caused John Farmer to contemplate his life?
(a) The Bible.
(b) The night sky.
(c) The sound of a flute.
(d) Thoreau's philosophy.

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

4. Who does Thoreau meet when taking shelter from a thunder storm?
(a) His school teacher.
(b) John Field and his family.
(c) The governor of Massachusetts.
(d) Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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

6. What kind of bird does Thoreau begin to see again in April?
(a) Pigeons.
(b) Sparrows.
(c) Robins.
(d) Geese.

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

8. What happens when Thoreau goes fishing?
(a) He feels pride.
(b) He has less self-respect.
(c) He mourns the death of the fish.
(d) He is at peace.

9. What kind of animal does Thoreau find in his house?
(a) Rats.
(b) Chipmunks.
(c) Squirrels.
(d) Mice.

10. To what howling animal does Thoreau compare the loon?
(a) A jackal.
(b) A wolf.
(c) A dog.
(d) A coyote.

11. Where was it rumored that Col. Quoil had been a soldier?
(a) Waterloo.
(b) Hong Kong.
(c) New Orleans.
(d) Upper Canada.

12. Who came the farthest to visit Thoreau in the winter?
(a) A poet.
(b) A hunter.
(c) A farmer.
(d) A reporter.

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

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

15. In a battle recorded by Olus Magnus, what do the victorious ants do?
(a) Eat the bodies of their dead enemies.
(b) Bury the bodies of their own soldiers.
(c) Form a circle around their dead enemies.
(d) Enslave the young of their enemy hive.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Thoreau have difficulty finding in the winter?

2. In what state is Walden Pond located?

3. What does Thoreau hope will happen if John Field reads his book?

4. Thoreau is inclined to be a...

5. Which tribe calls hunters the "best men"?

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