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According to Nature, where should a person go to be alone? Outside to look at the stars
What does Emerson mean by “nature”? The impressions we get from different natural objects
The third paragraph of the excerpt ends with this sentence: “This is the best part of these men’s farms, yet to this their warranty deeds give no title.” In the context of the paragraph, this sentence means the most valuable quality of the land is something that cannot be owned
According to Emerson, the person who can truly see nature is like a child because he or she sees with the heart as well as the eye
In the woods, Emerson finds — love and the joy of youth
According to Emerson, nature wears the colors of — man’s spirit
Emerson’s purpose in this essay is to — describe a profound way of seeing nature
Imagery can be described as word pictures
Emerson says, “For, nature is not always tricked in holiday attire, but the same scene which yesterday breathed perfume and glittered as for the frolic of the nymphs, is overspread with melancholy today.” smell and sound
According to Gandhi, what are the two ways of countering injustice? Nonviolence and writing
What does Gandhi mean when he says: “No clapping is possible without two hands to do it. . . . You cannot have a government if the people refused to be ruled by it.
Gandhi argues that government exists only through the approval of those being governed
The tone of Gandhi’s essay is best described as — calmly defiant
King justifies breaking some laws but upholding other laws when he — argues that an unjust law does not have to be upheld
According to King, an unjust law is a law that does not agree with moral law
King develops his arguments primarily though comparison and contrast
What paradox does King use to conclude his essay? Respectfully breaking an unjust law expresses the highest regard for law.
On hearing King’s argument, Gandhi most likely would agree because King advocates the right of people to resist
Gandhi’s arguments differ from King’s arguments in that Gandhi — does not give examples of unjust laws; King does
What view of government does Thoreau express in the opening paragraph? Government should govern as little as possible.
What is Thoreau’s opinion of the Mexican war that was being fought when he wrote this essay A few people caused the war by using the government as their tool.
In the second paragraph, to what does Thoreau compare the government A wooden gun
In Thoreau’s view, the practical reason the majority rules in a democracy is that the — majority has more physical power on its side
What does Thoreau ask for instead of no government? A better government at once
Thoreau thinks that if people want a better government, they should withhold all tax payments until government improves
Thoreau’s main hope for the democracy of his time was that it would be one step along the route to a more perfect state
Thoreau suggests that slavery could be abolished in America by one man refusing to support slavery and going to jail for it
After Thoreau is jailed, he loses all respect for the government and pities it
Thoreau’s primary purpose in this essay is to persuade people to follow their individual conscience
What is a paradox A statement that appears self-contradictory but reveals a truth
Which of the following statements describes a paradoxical situation in the selection “I felt as if I alone of all my townsmen had paid my tax.”
What does Thoreau mean by the following paradox: “That government is best which governs not at all” Effective governments allow people to rule themselves.
Thoreau uses paradoxes because he believes that truth can be revealed by examining contradictions
What is the point of the comparison Emerson makes between the kernel of corn and human effort? You must work hard to grow corn just as you must work hard to achieve your potential.
According to Emerson, how do we feel after we have worked hard for a goal? Relieved and happy
What does Emerson call “the hobgoblin of little minds” Consistency
Figures of speech are — not intended to be taken literally
Emerson uses the following metaphor: “. . . no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till.” Which of the following best describes what that “plot of ground” represents? The circumstances an individual is born into
“Trust thyself: Every heart vibrates to that iron string.” Trust yourself, and you will be strong.
“Speak what you think now in hard words, and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again. . . . Say what’s on your mind in the strongest way you can.
How long did Thoreau live in the woods at Walden Pond? About two years
In the section called “Economy,” which of the following activities best illustrates Thoreau’s doctrine of simplicity? Building his own house
In the section called “Where I Lived, and What I Lived For,” Thoreau says he wants to live at Walden because he — wants to live life more fully
In the section called “Where I Lived, and What I Lived For,” Thoreau gives his opinion of progress when he — believes that progress is superficial and imaginary
In the section called “Solitude,” Thoreau explains that he does not feel lonely
In the section called “Brute Neighbors,” what do the ants symbolize Human warfare
In the section called “Conclusion,” Thoreau says that he is leaving Walden because he — wishes to move on to other experiences
With which of the following statements would Thoreau most likely agree? Most people forfeit their lives by doing what society tells them to do.
When Thoreau uses the metaphor, “I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life,” he means that he — wants to get the most from life that he possibly can
Which of the following generalizations best summarizes Thoreau’s opinions about life? Which of the following generalizations best summarizes Thoreau’s opinions about life?
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