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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Whitman says that he is not sure, but the high soul of lovers welcomes _______ most.
(a) Truth.
(b) Desire.
(c) Death.
(d) Lust.

3. Whitman calls the ostent evanescent the substances of a/an _________ mood or savan's studies long.
(a) Woman's.
(b) Scientist's.
(c) Artist's.
(d) Child's.

4. Walt Whitman sees _______ exhaling from unexplored countries and savage types with bows and arrows.
(a) Myths.
(b) Ghosts.
(c) Stories.
(d) Vapors.

5. Who does Whitman see eating the bread of his last supper in the midst of youths and old persons?
(a) Mary.
(b) A death row inmate.
(c) A homeless man.
(d) Christ.

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

7. Who does Whitman answer for when he takes the young man's hands in his own?
(a) God.
(b) His brother.
(c) His mother.
(d) His sister.

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

9. To what does Whitman say he is near at hand with a throat to inflate itself and sing joyfully?
(a) Ocean.
(b) Honor.
(c) Democracy.
(d) Nature.

10. Who does Whitman point out are subordinated at their tasks during "Calamus"?
(a) Women.
(b) Men.
(c) Children.
(d) No one.

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

12. What rose before Whitman when he was pondering his poetry in silence in this book?
(a) Sun.
(b) Grass.
(c) Water.
(d) Phantom.

13. Whose self does Whitman sing when he begins his collection of poems in this particular book?
(a) Him.
(b) Her.
(c) One's.
(d) Those.

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

15. Whitman finds he is larger and better than he thought. He did not know he held so much ___________.
(a) Understanding.
(b) Truth.
(c) Wisdom.
(d) Goodness.

Short Answer Questions

1. Underneath all of the mysticism, what does Whitman say that he sees in the man for his comrade?

2. Whitman believes that the words of true ________ do not merely please those who read them.

3. What is forever and ever, longer than soil is brown and solid, longer than water ebbs and flows?

4. The ___________ is equal with the male according to Whitman in the first page of his poetry book?

5. What carry the filaments of the news of wars, deaths, losses, gains, passions, and of race?

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