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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

4. Whitman ponders where he actually knows anything of his own ________ as he thinks about the biography of another.
(a) Needs.
(b) History.
(c) Life.
(d) Message.

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

6. What is flying aloft as the ship begins to go out into the sea in "The Ship Starting"?
(a) Hopes.
(b) Pennants.
(c) Ribbons.
(d) Hands.

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

8. Whitman is not only considering the idea of death, but also of chanting the chant of ___________.
(a) Truth.
(b) Allegiance.
(c) Battles.
(d) Honor.

9. The ___________ is equal with the male according to Whitman in the first page of his poetry book?
(a) River.
(b) Tree.
(c) Country.
(d) Female.

10. Whitman points out that it is not on the reader that they alone have ___________ which fall on them
(a) Pain.
(b) Trust.
(c) Anger.
(d) Dark patches.

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

12. Whitman believes that the words of true ________ do not merely please those who read them.
(a) Stories.
(b) Books.
(c) Myths.
(d) Poems.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Whitman says he will make a true ________ which will earn for the body and mind whatever sticks and does not droop in death.

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

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

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

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

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