Henry David Thoreau – "Civil Disobedience"
Flashcard maker : Kenneth McQuaid
Which would be the best way of describing the structure of Thoreau’s observations in \”Civil Disobedience\”?
Considering \”Civil Disobedience,\” which best describes one similarity between Thoreau and Martin Luther King, Jr.?
Both felt that people have the moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.
Which best describes one way in which \”Civil Disobedience\” impacted people and events later in history?
It fortified the beliefs of those who thought the government acted unfairly.
In \”Civil Disobedience,\” what does Thoreau think about right after he wonders if he could have been of service to his community?
The significance of the wall between himself and others.
Based on \”Civil Disobedience,\” what statement did Thoreau, like his modern-day successors, hope to make with his imprisonment?
He wanted to suggest that one should be willing to go to great lengths for a belief.
In \”Civil Disobedience,\” what is Thoreau’s view of the state at the end of the essay?
He feels sorry for the state for not acting in a sensible way.
One who breaks an unjust law must do so openly, lovingly, and with a willingness to accept the penalty.
Based on his behavior in \”Civil Disobedience,\” how would Thoreau most likely feel about King’s statement?
He would agree with King that one should engage in polictical protest peacefully.
In \”Civil Disobedience,\” what is Thoreau’s last thought about the state before he loses respect for it?
Considering \”Civil Disobedience,\” why did both Thoreau and Martin Luther King, Jr. engage in acts of civil disobedience?
To protest government policies they believed were unjust
What does \”Civil Disobedience\” suggest about the public opinion of tax evasion in Thoreau’s time?