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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who leaves natural breaths, the sounds of rains and winds, calls as the birds and animals in the woods?
(a) The Gods.
(b) The mothers.
(c) The birds.
(d) Red aborigines.

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

4. What did Whitman once feel was impassive, ample, and spheric in nature, though he is changing his mind?
(a) America.
(b) Moon.
(c) Earth.
(d) Hawaii.

5. 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.

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

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

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

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

10. Who is singing the varied carols which Whitman can hear as mentioned in a poem which reveals the answer?
(a) America.
(b) Men.
(c) Canada.
(d) Criminals.

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

12. Whitman addresses other countries who are striving to prove the puzzle of America, the athletic ______________.
(a) Democracy.
(b) Ambition.
(c) Grasses.
(d) Constitution.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is NOT a word which is used to describe the poets Whitman says are still to come in the world?

2. Who does Whitman not want to shut their proud doors to him, as stated in a poem of that same idea?

3. What kind of headsman stands mask'd, clothed in red, with huge legs and strong naked arms?

4. Whitman raises a _____________ hand to all who he mentions in his poem, making the signal to remain after him.

5. What is the city of orgies, according to Whitman's poem of the same name?

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