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1 Transcendentalism Review

2 “Self Reliance” Who is the author? indicates that one should be concerned with behaving in ways that are consistent with – a.God's laws. – b.one's conscience. – c.the behavior of one's role models. – d.what is necessary for the common good.

3 “SR”…asserts that society encourages people to – a.fit in.c.rely on themselves. – b.seek truth.d.follow their consciences. Emerson suggests that people should trust only in – a. their own mindb. governmentc. society – d. God

4 “Walden” Who wrote this? – “Walden” claims that people can avoid having life "frittered away by detail" by – a.socializing less.c.leading much simpler lives. – b.celebrating daily joys.d.following their consciences.

5 “Walden” Thoreau went to live at Walden Pond because he felt the need at that time to – a.find the true meaning of life. – b.explore his spiritual feelings. – c.escape the demands of society. – d.prove that his principles were more than just talk.

6 “Walden” Thoreau suggests that his experience at Walden Pond convinced him that following one's dreams is – a.too risky.c.a hopeless effort. – b.too selfish.d.worthy and reasonable. Thoreau expresses an attitude toward newspapers and letter-writing that could best be described as – a.angry.c.mocking. – b.amused.d.fascinated.

7 “Walden” Thoreau left Walden Pond because he – a.became bored and restless. – b.was needed at his family's home. – c.thought it was time to do something else with his life. – d.wasn't able to accomplish what he had hoped to accomplish there.

8 “Civil Disobedience” Who wrote this? Which of the following is most worthy of respect? – a.the lawc.the will of the majority – b.God's lawsd.the individual conscience According to Thoreau, being jailed changed his attitude toward the State by – a.increasing his fear of it. – c.decreasing respect for it. – b.increasing his understanding of it. – d.decreasing his understanding of it.

9 “Civil Disobedience” Of the following, which does Thoreau argue is the ideal situation? – a.a society ruled by a limited monarchy – b.a society ruled by an absolute monarchy – c.a society ruled by a democratic government – d.a society with no need for the rule of any government Thoreau argues that government is most helpful to the governed when it – a.leaves everyone alone. – b.works as a tool of the majority. – c.is sensitive to the needs of the minority. – d.provides support for education and settlement.

10 “Civil Disobedience” At the time Thoreau wrote "Civil Disobedience," it was his belief that the most immediate need was to – a.dissolve the government. – b.improve the government. – c.overthrow the government. – d.return the government to a previous form.


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