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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whitman wonders how the real _______ can ever die and be buried in the end?
(a) Book.
(b) Word.
(c) Body.
(d) Person.

2. What are the terrible perturbations of the suns, swelling, collapsing, and ending?
(a) Planets.
(b) Stars.
(c) Clouds.
(d) Moons.

3. Walt Whitman hears the rhythmic myths of the ____________, the strong legends of the Romans.
(a) Greeks.
(b) Germans.
(c) Norse.
(d) Egyptians.

4. What is permanent, lurking there within the body, the only purport of thous art, the real I myself?
(a) Head.
(b) Brain.
(c) Spirit.
(d) Body.

5. Who does Whitman profess to folding in every leaf of his poetry in order to celebrate the sea?
(a) Mariners.
(b) Dogs.
(c) Poets.
(d) Sea serpents.

6. Whitman says that he was offering too long to feed his soul with __________, which was clearly not a good idea..
(a) Truths.
(b) Standards.
(c) Answers.
(d) Questions.

7. What did Whitman used to pull up from the water when he lived in his hometown during the summer months?
(a) Fish traps.
(b) Lobster pots.
(c) Seaweed.
(d) Netting.

8. The __________ has joy in inflating the chest, rolling the thunder of the voice, making the people rage, and leading America.
(a) Lawyer.
(b) President.
(c) Orator.
(d) Congressman.

9. Whitman believes that the words of true ________ do not merely please those who read them.
(a) Stories.
(b) Poems.
(c) Books.
(d) Myths.

10. The ___________ cheerfully braves the winter, says Whitman when he addresses this group, the snow and ice welcoming him.
(a) Canadian.
(b) Kanadian.
(c) Alaskan.
(d) Delawarean.

11. What kind of headsman stands mask'd, clothed in red, with huge legs and strong naked arms?
(a) Asian.
(b) American.
(c) European.
(d) Australian.

12. To what state does Whitman promise to know very well after traveling to it?
(a) Illinois.
(b) California.
(c) Ohio.
(d) Florida.

13. What did Whitman once feel was impassive, ample, and spheric in nature, though he is changing his mind?
(a) Hawaii.
(b) Moon.
(c) America.
(d) Earth.

14. "You furnish your parts toward eternity, Great or small, you furnish your parts toward the ________."
(a) Answer.
(b) Truth.
(c) End.
(d) Soul.

15. What do the lovers who exit the room after the night leave over baskets, swelling the house with their plenty?
(a) White towels.
(b) Birds.
(c) Words.
(d) Money.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whitman ponders where he actually knows anything of his own ________ as he thinks about the biography of another.

2. How old is Whitman at the time of his writing his poems, noting this in his poems and that he is in good health?

3. What sort of song does Whitman say he will sing in the sixth inscription of the book's opening?

4. Who does Whitman answer for when he takes the young man's hands in his own?

5. Who does Whitman not want to shut their proud doors to him, as stated in a poem of that same idea?

(see the answer keys)

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