Simplicity Day Trivia Quiz.

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"Our life is frittered away by detail. . . Simplify"-Henry David Thoreau. The whole observance of the simplicity day is to commemorate the life of Henry David who lived a very simple life and in the process wrote the book, Walden, to describe his experience. Do you really know this man and the organization that created this unofficial holiday?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    On which day was Henry David born?

    • A.

      July 12, 1819

    • B.

      June 20, 1817

    • C.

      July 12, 1817

    • D.

      June 20, 1819

    Correct Answer
    C. July 12, 1817
    Explanation
    Henry David was born on July 12, 1817, as stated in the answer option.

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  • 2. 

    Which is not true about Thoreau?

    • A.

      He was an author

    • B.

      He was an abolitionist

    • C.

      He was a professor

    • D.

      He was a philosopher

    Correct Answer
    C. He was a professor
    Explanation
    Thoreau being a professor is not true because he did not hold a formal teaching position. He was primarily known as an author, abolitionist, and philosopher. Thoreau's most famous work, "Walden," reflects his philosophy of simple living and self-reliance. He also actively participated in the abolitionist movement, advocating for the end of slavery. While he did give lectures and taught briefly, he did not have a permanent professorship.

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  • 3. 

    Who is the Emily fund in memory of?

    • A.

      Emily Fields

    • B.

      Emily Falters

    • C.

      Emily Rachel

    • D.

      Amber Rose Emily

    Correct Answer
    C. Emily Rachel
    Explanation
    The Emily fund is in memory of Emily Rachel.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following is not a book written by Thoreau?

    • A.

      A Plea for Captain John Brown

    • B.

      Paradise (to be) Regained

    • C.

      Did You Know...

    • D.

      Walden

    Correct Answer
    C. Did You Know...
    Explanation
    The book "Did You Know..." is not written by Thoreau. The other three options, "A Plea for Captain John Brown," "Paradise (to be) Regained," and "Walden," are all books written by Thoreau.

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  • 5. 

    Which is not why people like simplicity day?

    • A.

      It is unofficial

    • B.

      It’s an excuse to unwind

    • C.

      It celebrates getting out into nature

    • D.

      It’s an ancient idea

    Correct Answer
    A. It is unofficial
    Explanation
    People do not like Simplicity Day because it is unofficial.

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  • 6. 

    For how long did Thoreau remove himself from society?

    • A.

      2 months

    • B.

      2 years

    • C.

      3 years

    • D.

      3 months

    Correct Answer
    B. 2 years
    Explanation
    Thoreau removed himself from society for a period of 2 years. During this time, he lived in a small cabin in the woods near Walden Pond, Massachusetts. He sought solitude and simplicity, aiming to live a more deliberate and meaningful life. Thoreau's experience during these 2 years became the basis for his famous book "Walden," which reflects on the importance of self-reliance, nature, and individualism.

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  • 7. 

    Why did Henry David decide to separate himself from society?

    • A.

      He wanted to live a simple life

    • B.

      He was tire of criticism

    • C.

      He needed to get over his dead wife

    • D.

      He wanted to write a new book

    Correct Answer
    A. He wanted to live a simple life
    Explanation
    Henry David decided to separate himself from society because he wanted to live a simple life. This can be inferred from the given options as the other choices do not provide a reason for him to separate himself from society. Living a simple life suggests that he wanted to detach himself from the complexities and distractions of society, seeking a more minimalist and self-sufficient lifestyle.

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  • 8. 

    In which year was Walden published?

    • A.

      1867

    • B.

      1845

    • C.

      1854

    • D.

      1851

    Correct Answer
    C. 1854
    Explanation
    Walden was published in 1854.

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  • 9. 

    In which year did Thoreau move to live in the woods?

    • A.

      1840

    • B.

      1835

    • C.

      1845

    • D.

      1850

    Correct Answer
    C. 1845
    Explanation
    Thoreau moved to live in the woods in 1845.

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  • 10. 

    In which year did Thoreau die?

    • A.

      1867

    • B.

      1875

    • C.

      1872

    • D.

      1862

    Correct Answer
    D. 1862
    Explanation
    Thoreau died in 1862.

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