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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

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

3. What is NOT a word which is used to describe the poets Whitman says are still to come in the world?
(a) Honest.
(b) Athletic.
(c) Native.
(d) Continental.

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

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

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

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

8. What does Whitman say goes to and fro, seeking a livelihood, chattering, and chaffering?
(a) Shadow.
(b) Soul.
(c) His muse.
(d) A worker.

9. What is described as never tiring, as being rude, silent, and incomprehensible at first?
(a) Moon.
(b) Love.
(c) Faith.
(d) Earth.

10. From Whitman's breast, he says that he has concealed confession drops. What color are these drops?
(a) Red.
(b) Blue.
(c) Green.
(d) Clear.

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

12. How old is Whitman at the time of his writing his poems, noting this in his poems and that he is in good health?
(a) 37.
(b) 27.
(c) 28.
(d) 18.

13. Whitman hears that some people believe that he is trying to destroy ____________, which confuses him.
(a) Churches.
(b) Institutions.
(c) Schools.
(d) Libraries.

14. Which sort of bird caused Whitman to stop and open listen to it opening its throat and joyfully singing?
(a) She-bird.
(b) Robin.
(c) He-bird.
(d) Song dove.

15. What are houses and rooms full of? What are shelves crowded with according to Whitman?
(a) Perfumes.
(b) Deceit.
(c) Truth.
(d) Beauty.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. During this section of the poems, what age does Whitman profess to being?

4. Who does Whitman profess to folding in every leaf of his poetry in order to celebrate the sea?

5. Walt Whitman hears the rhythmic myths of the ____________, the strong legends of the Romans.

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