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

  • 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

  • 3. 
    Who is the Emily fund in memory of?
    • A. 

      Emily Fields

    • B. 

      Emily Falters

    • C. 

      Emily Rachel

    • D. 

      Amber Rose Emily

  • 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

  • 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

  • 6. 
    For how long did Thoreau remove himself from society?
    • A. 

      2 months

    • B. 

      2 years

    • C. 

      3 years

    • D. 

      3 months

  • 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

  • 8. 
    In which year was Walden published?
    • A. 

      1867

    • B. 

      1845

    • C. 

      1854

    • D. 

      1851

  • 9. 
    In which year did Thoreau move to live in the woods?
    • A. 

      1840

    • B. 

      1835

    • C. 

      1845

    • D. 

      1850

  • 10. 
    In which year did Thoreau die?
    • A. 

      1867

    • B. 

      1875

    • C. 

      1872

    • D. 

      1862

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