WONDER #2392: Who Was Henry David Thoreau?

Question 1 of 3

What was the main idea of this Wonder?

  1. Everyone should get the chance to disconnect every once in a while.
  2. Henry David Thoreau was a transcendentalist who lived alone in a cabin for several years and wrote books and essays.
  3. The only way to experience nature is to live alone in the woods for many years.
  4. Henry David Thoreau was one of the best American authors of all time.

Question 2 of 3

Which is the BEST evidence that Thoreau was dedicated to the fight against slavery?

  1. Thoreau was put in jail because he didn’t pay taxes in protest of slavery.
  2. Thoreau was a transcendentalist.
  3. Thoreau was good friends with other abolitionists.
  4. Thoreau worked as a teacher before working for his family’s pencil-making business.

Question 3 of 3

______________________ wanted to rise above materialism and other societal ills.

  1. Abolitionists
  2. Transcendentalists
  3. Walden Pond
  4. Nature

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