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Henry David Thoreau Quiz

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What is the name of Thoreau's famous masterwork which was a collection of writings on nature and life which was named after a pond he lived beside?
Walden
Amblin
Berlin
Cosmos

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Thoreau was one of the leading members of what American literary and philosophical movement which proposed that elements of divinity were contained within all of humanity and nature?
Calvinism
Deism
Transcendentalism
Orientalism

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What famous college served as Thoreau's alma mater?
Pennsylvania State University
Berkley
Harvard
Princeton

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Henry David Thoreau was a noted critic of the institution of slavery. As such, he was a member of what philosophical group?
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Abolitionists
Kuegelists
Ferriers
Starmen

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Thoreau famously wrote a controversial essay defending what abolitionist extremist's attack on Harper's Ferry?
Oliver Thomas
Michael Gairnen
John Brown
Robert E. Lee

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Fill in the blank of this famous Thoreau quote. "Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me (BLANK)."
Rest
Time
Truth
Feelings

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Henry David Thoreau was a friend and constant ally of what leader of the Transcendentalist Movement who wrote the famous work "Nature"?
Alfred Noyes
Roald Dahl
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Edgar Allen Poe

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What was the birth name of the writer we know as Henry David Thoreau?
David Henry Thoreau
Friendly Happy Loern
Liberty Samuel America
Hiram Ulysses Grant

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Fill in the blank of this famous Thoreau quote from Walden. "I went to the woods because I wanted to (BLANK) deliberately."
Live
Die
Swim
Hunt

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Henry David Thoreau's writings on politics revealed that he believed an ideal government should have as little power as possible or else have no authority over a voluntary civilization. What is the term for a person with such a philosophy?
A communist
A theocrat
A socialist
An anarchist

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What is the name of Thoreau's famous political essay where he espoused his belief in resisting governments whose actions you disagree with?
"Protest Something"
"Civil Disobedience"
"Just Say It"
"Upon the Basis of Liberty"

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Fill in the blank of this famous Thoreau quote. "How vain it is to sit down and (BLANK) when you have not stood up to live."
Read
Breathe
Write
Speak

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Henry David Thoreau kept extensive logs of natural species and phenomena near his homeland. He was inspired to do so by The Voyage of the Beagle by what naturalist accredited with theorizing evolution?
Robert Goddard
Halsein Oswald
Charles Darwin
Isaac Newton

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While writing, Henry David Thoreau would work intermittently at his family's business which was a factory that manufactured what product?
Shoes
Darts
Boats
Pencils

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After leaving college, Henry David Thoreau spent a few weeks working at a public school before he had to resign for what reason?
He wouldn't utilize corporal punishment against his students.
He never showed up to a single lesson.
He announced his belief in ending slavery to his peers.
He was suspected of having a relationship with another teacher.

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