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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What insect came to Walden Pond by thousands in October?
(a) Wasps.
(b) Mosquitos.
(c) Hornets.
(d) Ladybugs.

2. Which animals get under Thoreau's house as spring beings?
(a) Chipmunks.
(b) Black squirrels.
(c) Red squirrels.
(d) Mice.

3. What does Thoreau do to pass the time on winter evenings?
(a) He whittles.
(b) He writes.
(c) He dreams.
(d) He reads.

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

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

6. What does Thoreau sometimes dream of owning?
(a) A library.
(b) A gun.
(c) A large house.
(d) A horse.

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

8. "Sell your clothes and keep your..."
(a) Modesty.
(b) Self-respect.
(c) Thoughts.
(d) Books.

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

11. Who or what does Thoreau visit?
(a) Books.
(b) Family.
(c) Scholars.
(d) Trees.

12. Which tribe calls hunters the "best men"?
(a) The Iroquois.
(b) The Cree.
(c) The Mohawks.
(d) The Algonquins.

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

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

15. How is Walden Pond described by the locals?
(a) Treacherous.
(b) Fertile.
(c) Muddy.
(d) Bottomless.

Short Answer Questions

1. What animal was Thoreau surprised to see walking along the shore of the pond?

2. What animal does Thoreau hear hunting with men?

3. In a battle recorded by Olus Magnus, what do the victorious ants do?

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

5. What animal does Thoreau describe as "rudimental, burrowing men"?

(see the answer keys)

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