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Walden Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. "We are underbred and low-lived and..."



2. Which bird does Thoreau doubt has ever profaned Walden Pond?



3. "The adventurous student will always study..."



4. "Walden is a perfect forest mirror" in which season?



5. What animals ate out of the hands of the woodsman?



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?



Essay Topics

Write an essay explaining the impact Walden had on one of the following: Literature, art, psychology and philosophy.

Write an essay comparing Thoreau's description of winter with that of another author in another book. How are their views of the season similar/different? Who do you relate to more? Why?

Write an essay explaining the societal benefits of education. Are highly educated people made noble by their knowledge? How is the world improved when general education requirements are created by the government?

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