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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What carry the filaments of the news of wars, deaths, losses, gains, passions, and of race?
(a) Phones.
(b) Breezes.
(c) Telegraphs.
(d) Pigeons.

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

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

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

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

7. What is forever and ever, longer than soil is brown and solid, longer than water ebbs and flows?
(a) Faith.
(b) Family.
(c) Religion.
(d) Soul.

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

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

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

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

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

13. 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.

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

15. Where does Whitman say there are beautiful hills which should be recognized as such?
(a) North Carolina.
(b) Amsterdam.
(c) Brooklyn.
(d) Maine.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Whitman say goes to and fro, seeking a livelihood, chattering, and chaffering?

3. What rose before Whitman when he was pondering his poetry in silence in this book?

4. Whitman realizes he was still not happen when he heard _________ and was received well at the capitol.

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

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