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Trivia Quiz - Ralph Waldo Emerson - U S poet, essayist and philosopher


Emerson's writings have influenced many Americans and those around the world.

Quiz Number: 5613
Date Submitted: May 15, 2016
Quiz Categories: History, American History, Literature, Authors, American Authors
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 60.9 percent
Times Taken: 35 times
Taken by Registered Users: 2
Quiz is about: Ralph W Emerson

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Ralph Waldo Emerson  U S poet essayist and philosopher

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1. In what century did Ralph Waldo Emerson live?
  A.   17th
  B.   18th
  C.   19th
  D.   20th

2. At what prestigious university did Emerson study and lecture?
  A.   Harvard
  B.   Princeton
  C.   Yale
  D.   Colombia

3. Into what profession did Emerson enter following his university study?
  A.   journalism
  B.   law
  C.   politics
  D.   pastor

4. How many times was Ralph Waldo Emerson married?
  A.   0
  B.   1
  C.   2
  D.   4

5. WHat is the name of one of Emerson's best known works?
  A.   Walking
  B.   Nature
  C.   Gaia
  D.   Solitude

6. Ralph Waldo Emerson became a close friend of which fellow writer?
  A.   Henry David Thoreau
  B.   Mark Twain
  C.   Louisa May Alcott
  D.   Harriet Beecher Stowe

7. Which of the following viewpoints was one of Ralph Waldo Emerson's?
  A.   Equality of all species
  B.   Superiority of men over women
  C.   Superiority of some races
  D.   Importance of socialism in America

8. As a champion of the power of the individual, Emerson published what work in 1841?
  A.   Independence
  B.   Master of My Destiny
  C.   Going Alone
  D.   Self-Reliance

9. Emerson's writings and beliefs became the basis for what philosophical line of thinking?
  A.   Transcendentalism
  B.   Intellectualism
  C.   Idealism
  D.   Spiritualism

10. Which of the following quotes was not made by Ralph Waldo Emerson?
  A.   Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.
  B.   To be great is to be misunderstood.
  C.   Men are what their mothers made them.
  D.   Trust thyself.


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