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

2. What dramatic event occurs while Thoreau lives at Walden Pond?
(a) His mother dies.
(b) His house burns down.
(c) He is shot by a hunter.
(d) He spends a night in jail.

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

4. What animals were inside the shelter with the Field family?
(a) Dogs.
(b) Cows.
(c) Chickens.
(d) Cats.

5. What animal was Thoreau surprised to see walking along the shore of the pond?
(a) A wolf.
(b) A cat.
(c) A dog.
(d) A beaver.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what state is Walden Pond located?

2. How is Walden Pond described by the locals?

3. What does Thoreau do when ice first forms on the pond?

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

5. To what does Thoreau compare his body?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Thoreau leave Walden Pond?

3. How does Thoreau say Walden Pond got its revenge on the men who were harvesting the ice?

4. What does Thoreau compare the spring melt with?

5. Why does Thoreau throw sweet corn on the snow by his door?

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

7. What does Thoreau learn from his experiment?

8. Why does Thoreau's self-respect fall when he goes fishing?

9. What does Thoreau say about Zilpha's life?

10. What game does Thoreau play with the loon?

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