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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Thoreau hear in the evening?
2. What does one Concord Trader use as a sign for his store?
3. What time does Thoreau begin hoeing every day?
4. "The adventurous student will always study..."
5. "The true husbandman will cease from..."
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Thoreau compare men to the stars and planets?
2. How does Thoreau bond with the old fisherman?
3. What does Thoreau think is a 'surprising and memorable experience,' and why?
4. How does Thoreau compare the people in the village to muskrats?
5. What reaction do the people of Concord have to Thoreau's lifestyle?
6. Why does Thoreau hate the name 'Flint's Pond'?
7. Does Thoreau believe this is a practical way that everyone can live?
8. How does Thoreau describe Time?
9. What is Thoreau's theory about entertaining visitors?
10. How does Thoreau explain his relationship with his beans?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay about a person of historical significance and compare their philosophies and ideals to that of Thoreau. Be sure to address:
1 - Views on materialism and lifestyle.
2 - Whether or not this person "lived" their own philosophy.
3 - The importance of this person in history and impact upon cultures.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay explaining the pros and cons of living an isolated life. In what situations is it considered beneficial to be solitary, such as during meditation? In what situations is being isolated considered a punishment, such as during solitary confinement? Why does solitude have such different effects in certain situations?
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay explaining the opportunities and hardships immigrants faced in the United States in the 19th century. Do present-day immigrants have better opportunities now? What is the American dream, and is it possible to achieve it?
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