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Study Guide Answers

1.     Where is Walden Pond located?
     Massachusetts
2.     Walded pond is described as a ______________.
     glacial kettle lake
3.     How long did Thoreau stay at his Walden cabin?
     just over two years
4.     Travelers have honored Thoreau by building a(n) __________________ near the site of his cabin.
     cairn, or pile of rocks
5.     Thoreau set up his cabin at Walden in what year?
     1845
6.     Thoreau's purpose in living at Walden was to prove that a person could escape into the wilderness. True or false?
     false
7.     Thoreau's "best room," which was always ready for company, was what?
     the pine woods behind his cabin
8.     Thoreau's main food crop during his stay at Walden was _______________.
     beans
9.     Thoreau's "brute neighbors" were whom?
     the animals
10.     Thoreau was a member of a group of New England thinkers known as______________.
     Transcendentalists
11.     Thoreau supplemented his garden produce by hunting small game in the woods around Walden. True or false?
     false
12.     What did Thoreau suggest should be bottled and sold to refresh the weary masses of the world?
     morning air
13.     In the words of Thoreau, a person who chooses to veer away from the common crowd and become an individualist is said to hearwhat?
     a different drummer
14.     Is the kind of simplified existence practiced by Thoreau possible today? Why or why not?
     discussion
15.     Are there any particular local spots where people can escape from the desperate lives they lead in our modern world? If so, describe one and talk about the benefits one could find there.
     discussion
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