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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. "We are underbred and low-lived and..."
(a) Hardworking.
(b) Stupid.
(c) Illiterate.
(d) Ignorant.

2. Which bird does Thoreau doubt has ever profaned Walden Pond?
(a) A seagull.
(b) A sparrow.
(c) A finch.
(d) A pigeon.

3. "The adventurous student will always study..."
(a) Latin.
(b) Theology.
(c) Classics.
(d) History.

4. "Walden is a perfect forest mirror" in which season?
(a) Spring.
(b) Autumn.
(c) Winter.
(d) Summer.

5. What animals ate out of the hands of the woodsman?
(a) Rabbits.
(b) Chipmunks.
(c) Squirrels.
(d) Chickadees.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much is Thoreau's profit from the bean-field?

2. "The swiftest traveler is he that goes..."

3. What is the morning?

4. What animal's sound ushers in the night?

5. Some of Thoreau's pleasantest hours are spent during this kind of weather:

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Thoreau build a store of food for winter?

2. What effect does Thoreau claim nature has on man?

3. Why does Thoreau think that there would be no stealing if everyone lived the same way he did?

4. How does Thoreau feel after he witnesses the ants battling?

5. Why does Thoreau describe wood as a precious commodity?

6. What happened to the well on the Field's property?

7. Why does Thoreau despise the railway?

8. What effect did Thoreau's isolation have on his social life?

9. What is Thoreau's theory about entertaining visitors?

10. Who was Brister Freeman?

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