Walden Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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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

If you tried to carry out Thoreau's experiment today, would it be possible? Why or why not? Write an essay explaining how our modern society can prevent us from living such a simplified lifestyle. Be sure to include any modern inventions that would actually assist a minimalist lifestyle.

Essay Topic 3

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

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