Walden Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what does Thoreau compare his body?

2. In what state is Walden Pond located?

3. Thoreau is inclined to be a...

4. What kind of literature does Thoreau like best?

5. Where was it rumored that Col. Quoil had been a soldier?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay explaining the individual's responsibility for philanthropy and charity. Be sure to address the following:

1 - Is humankind basically selfish or altruistic?

2 - What responsibilities are required of charitable organizations?

3 - Any charitable causes about which you feel strongly.

Essay Topic 3

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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