Thoreau Quiz

"Where I Lived, and What I Live for"

1. On what day did Thoreau take up his abode in the hut on Walden Pond?

2. Where was Thoreau's hut located in relation to the town of Concord?

3. Who were his neighbors on Walden Pond?

4. What was Thoreau's morning ritual?

5. Why did he want to avoid life in town?


"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." (Walden 2)

How did Thoreau hope to accomplish this goal?