Thoreau Reading

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After reading Thoreau's Civil Disobedience answer the following questions. According to Thoreau:


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The broadest and most prevalent error requires the most disinterested virtue to sustain it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Unjust laws do not exist.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    If a man who has no property refuses but once to earn nine shillings for the State, he is put in prison for a period unlimited by any law that I know, and determined only by the discretion of those who placed him there; but if he should steal ninety times nine shillings from the State, he is soon permitted to go at large again.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Any man more right than his neighbors constitutes a majority of one already.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is not a prison.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False