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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. During this section of the poems, what age does Whitman profess to being?
(a) 41.
(b) 42.
(c) 37.
(d) 35.

2. Who does Whitman consider to be dear and dreadful to the earth, as he writes in one of his poems?
(a) Truth tellers.
(b) Women.
(c) Beginners.
(d) Sages.

3. What shape is Paumanok, according to the way that Whitman describes it in his poetry?
(a) Bean.
(b) Square.
(c) Fish.
(d) Spiral.

4. What color is the water in the poem, "In Cabin'd Ships at Sea," as it moves around the boat?
(a) Gray.
(b) Black.
(c) Green.
(d) Blue.

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

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

7. What is the city of orgies, according to Whitman's poem of the same name?
(a) Boston.
(b) Newark.
(c) Manhattan.
(d) Chicago.

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

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

10. What sort of song does Whitman say he will sing in the sixth inscription of the book's opening?
(a) Leaves.
(b) Companionship.
(c) Truth.
(d) Patriotism.

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

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

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

14. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Whitman believes that in his journey, the _________ is not the only thing that is there.

2. Whitman says that he was offering too long to feed his soul with __________, which was clearly not a good idea..

3. Whitman believes himself to be as trustful to his poems as a father is to his _______________.

4. Whitman is not only considering the idea of death, but also of chanting the chant of ___________.

5. Whitman proposes that grass is the ___________ of the Lord, when he contemplates it as a child.

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