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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Whitman calls the ostent evanescent the substances of a/an _________ mood or savan's studies long.
(a) Woman's.
(b) Child's.
(c) Artist's.
(d) Scientist's.

7. Who does Whitman see eating the bread of his last supper in the midst of youths and old persons?
(a) Mary.
(b) Christ.
(c) A homeless man.
(d) A death row inmate.

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

9. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

15. Whitman believes there is terrible doubt in _____________, there is uncertainty and the possibility of being deluded.
(a) Nature.
(b) Government.
(c) Children.
(d) Appearances.

Short Answer Questions

1. Walt Whitman sees _______ exhaling from unexplored countries and savage types with bows and arrows.

2. Who does Whitman consider to be dear and dreadful to the earth, as he writes in one of his poems?

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

4. Whitman believes that all heroic deeds were conceived in __________, as are all free poems.

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

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