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. What does Thoreau call his time at Walden Pond?

2. What animal does Thoreau want to eat when it crosses his path?

3. What happens when Thoreau goes fishing?

4. What does Thoreau do to pass the time on winter evenings?

5. What bird does Thoreau hear almost every day in the winter?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay expressing your opinion on hunting. Be sure to address:

1 - Hunting for sport vs hunting for food.

2 - Any existing arguments for or against hunting.

3 - The state of hunting laws in your area.

4 - Any recommendations you have.

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 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?

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