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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Once a state is fully enslaved, according to Whitman, no nation, state, city, of the Earth can resume its ____________.
(a) Liberty.
(b) Victory.
(c) Power.
(d) Wealth.

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

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

5. Whitman says it is a painful thing to ___________ someone to excess, yet the rewards are great.
(a) Love.
(b) Believe in.
(c) Honor.
(d) Hate.

6. Who does Whitman not want to shut their proud doors to him, as stated in a poem of that same idea?
(a) Armies.
(b) Schools.
(c) Churches.
(d) Libraries.

7. Whitman proposes that grass is the ___________ of the Lord, when he contemplates it as a child.
(a) Blanket.
(b) Handkerchief.
(c) Cup.
(d) Food.

8. Underneath all of the mysticism, what does Whitman say that he sees in the man for his comrade?
(a) Love.
(b) Hope.
(c) Strength.
(d) Honor.

9. What has been named with can not be countermanded in struggles and in wars?
(a) Goal.
(b) Death.
(c) Truth.
(d) Birth.

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

11. It is the engineer's joy to go with the _____________ in his days.
(a) Coal.
(b) Track.
(c) Locomotive.
(d) Cars.

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

13. Who does Whitman meet in the poem, "Eidolons," passing the hues and objects of the world?
(a) Servant.
(b) Horse.
(c) Seer.
(d) Child.

14. Whitman believes that in his journey, the _________ is not the only thing that is there.
(a) Honor.
(b) Road.
(c) Trees.
(d) Nature.

15. Whitman expresses that he knows the __________ does not know how longingly he looked at them.
(a) Woman.
(b) Blade of grass.
(c) Old woman.
(d) Passing stranger.

Short Answer Questions

1. With another man, Whitman writes, he dilates and fuses the immortal laws and makes himself by them the _______ unto himself.

2. What color is the water in the poem, "In Cabin'd Ships at Sea," as it moves around the boat?

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

4. Who leaves natural breaths, the sounds of rains and winds, calls as the birds and animals in the woods?

5. What did Whitman once feel was impassive, ample, and spheric in nature, though he is changing his mind?

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