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1. What, in the chapter “Sounds,” does Thoreau describe as having the roar of a fierce beast?

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2. In what town did Thoreau spend most of his life?

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3. What college did Thoreau attend?

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4. In what season does Thoreau conclude his stay at Walden Pond?

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5. When did Thoreau move in to his house at Walden Pond?

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6. What, according to Thoreau, do the mass of men lead?

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7. Which of the following was closest to Thoreau’s house at Walden Pond?

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8. What was the approximate maximum number of visitors that Thoreau received in his house at a single time?

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9. Which crop did Thoreau raise in the greatest quantity?

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10. What war was the United States involved in during Thoreau’s stay at Walden Pond?

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11. For what was Thoreau put into jail by the town constable?

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12. Which of the following is not the name of a pond Thoreau describes?

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13. When Thoreau encounters a woodchuck in the woods, how does he react?

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14. Which poet made frequent visits to Thoreau’s cabin at Walden?

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15. Between what creatures does Thoreau witness a battle?

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16. Which philosopher pays a lengthy visit to Thoreau’s cabin at Walden?

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17. To what does Thoreau partly attribute John Field’s poverty?

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18. Approximately how deep is Walden Pond at its deepest point?

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19. Why do a large group of men arrive at Walden Pond in the winter of 1846–1847?

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20. Which of the following does Thoreau value most highly?

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21. What, as Thoreau describes it at the end of the work, is the sun?

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22. What was the title of Thoreau’s first published book?

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23. What cause did Thoreau take up most earnestly in the 1850s?

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24. What is Thoreau’s interaction with the loon mentioned at the end of “Brute Neighbors”?

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25. What color is the ice of Walden Pond?