Walden Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 happened to Breed's hut?

2. What should we come home with after adventures?

3. Thoreau is inclined to be a...

4. To what does Thoreau compare his body?

5. On what day in 1852 was Walden first completely open?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did the old man see when he was hunting ducks?

2. What did Thoreau use as an excuse to carry a gun?

3. Why does Thoreau admire the 'wild men' who go ice-fishing on Walden Pond?

4. Who was Brister Freeman?

5. Who is the poet with whom Thoreau has a conversation at the beginning of the chapter?

6. What does Thoreau say we should practice moderation in?

7. What does Thoreau compare the spring melt with?

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

9. How does Thoreau describe his encounters with cats in the forest?

10. Why does Thoreau 'visit' particular trees?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay recounting the history of your area. When was your town/city founded? Who were the people instrumental in shaping the development of the area? What were the significant events that affected your town/city?

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay describing an area in America or abroad that is naturally beautiful or an important part of nature. Be sure to address:

1 - Any threats to the area.

2 - Why the area should be preserved or protected.

3 - Any features that make the area unique or interesting.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay describing the process of food production. Where does our food come from? How does it get from the farm to the table? How much of our diet is grown locally and how much is grown internationally? How can our food production system be improved?

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