Transcendentalism Trivia Quiz

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Transcendentalism Quizzes & Trivia

Do you consider yourself a knowledgeable or spiritual person and that you know every little intricate detail about the matter? Then this quiz will assist you in knowing if you know about transcendentalism.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The idea that the human soul is connected with God and every living thing in a universal soul.
  • 2. 
    Explain: "In the tranquil landscape, and especially in the distant line of the horizon, man beholds somewhat as beautiful as his own nature."
  • 3. 
    Explain: "Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind."
  • 4. 
    Explain: "I see all: the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part or parcel of God."
  • 5. 
    Explain: "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears."
  • 6. 
    Explain: "Nature always wears the colors of the spirit."
  • 7. 
    Explain: "Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string."
  • 8. 
    Explain: "The greatest delight which the fields and wood minister is the suggestion of an occult relation between man and vegetable."
  • 9. 
    Explain: "Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members."
  • 10. 
    Explain: "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."
  • 11. 
    Explain: "Whoso would be a man must be a non-conformist."
  • 12. 
    When was transcendentalism created?
    • A. 

      1700s through the American Revolution

    • B. 

      1803 through the War of 1812

    • C. 

      1830s through the Civil War

    • D. 

      1930s through World War II

  • 13. 
    What is NOT a main belief of transcendentalists?
    • A. 


    • B. 

      Everything we experience are composed of mental fantasies

    • C. 

      Only the mind and objects of the mind are important

    • D. 

      Truth lies outside the physical

  • 14. 
    Who is the author of "Self-Reliance" and "Nature"?
  • 15. 
    Who is the author of "Civil Disobedience" and "Walden"?
  • 16. 
    What big movement really influenced Emerson to start Transcendentalism?
  • 17. 
    Transcendentalists do not like laws or customs.
    • A. 


    • B. 


  • 18. 
    The belief in using the mind to start a revolution, not violence.
  • 19. 
    Explain the allusion "Spartan-like" to Thoreau's purpose of life.
  • 20. 
    What does "we live meanly, like ants" mean?
  • 21. 
    The word "sleeper" means the person is:
  • 22. 
    What war was Thoreau thrown in jail for?
  • 23. 
    Explain the "transparent eyeball"