Henry David Thoreau Quiz

Crayon portrait of Henry David Thoreau as a young man

Crayon portrait of Henry David Thoreau as a young man (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Henry David Thoreau Quiz Questions

1. When was Henry David Thoreau born?
a) 26 March 1804
b) 14 June 1808
c) 12 July 1817
d) 9 December 1820

2. Where was Henry David Thoreau born?
a) Ottawa
b) Concord
c) Montreal
d) Atlanta

3. Which university did Henry David Thoreau attend?
a) Columbia
b) Harvard
c) Yale
d) Notre Dame

4. To which literary movement did Henry David Thoreau belong?
a) Beat movement
b) Spiritualism
c) Transcendentalism
d) Symbolist movement

5. Who jailed Henry David Thoreau for not paying poll tax?
a) John Brown
b) John Muir
c) Walter Harding
d) Sam Staples

6. Which magazine published Henry David Thoreau’s poem Sympathy?
a) Encounter
b) The Dial
c) The Listener
d) Horizon

7. When was Walden published?
a) 1848
b) 1846
c) 1854
d) 1850

8. What was the original title of the essay later known as Civil Disobedience?
a) Resistance to Civil Government
b) Life Without Principle
c) Faith in a Seed
d) A Winter Walk

9. When did Henry David Thoreau die?
a) 29 January 1863
b) 6 May 1862
c) 24 September 1871
d) 20 October 1864

10. Where did Henry David Thoreau die?
a) Concord
b) Los Angeles
c) Boston
d) New York

Henry David Thoreau Quiz Questions with Answers

Henry David Thoreau, in 1861.

Henry David Thoreau, in 1861. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. When was Henry David Thoreau born?
c) 12 July 1817

2. Where was Henry David Thoreau born?
b) Concord

3. Which university did Henry David Thoreau attend?
b) Harvard

4. To which literary movement did Henry David Thoreau belong?
c) Transcendentalism

5. Who jailed Henry David Thoreau for not paying poll tax?
d) Sam Staples

6. Which magazine published Henry David Thoreau’s poem Sympathy?
b) The Dial

7. When was Walden published?
c) 1854

8. What was the original title of the essay later known as Civil Disobedience?
a) Resistance to Civil Government

9. When did Henry David Thoreau die?
b) 6 May 1862

10. Where did Henry David Thoreau die?
a) Concord

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Updated: May 20, 2016 — 8:18 pm

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