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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whitman raises a _____________ hand to all who he mentions in his poem, making the signal to remain after him.
(a) Perpendicular.
(b) Shaking.
(c) Closed.
(d) Open.

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

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

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

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

6. Who does Whitman consider to be dear and dreadful to the earth, as he writes in one of his poems?
(a) Sages.
(b) Beginners.
(c) Women.
(d) Truth tellers.

7. In what state did Whitman see the live-oak growing, and named a poem after this occurrence?
(a) Louisiana.
(b) Delaware.
(c) Maryland.
(d) Maine.

8. What do the lovers who exit the room after the night leave over baskets, swelling the house with their plenty?
(a) Money.
(b) White towels.
(c) Words.
(d) Birds.

9. Whitman believes that all heroic deeds were conceived in __________, as are all free poems.
(a) God's hand.
(b) The open air.
(c) The soul.
(d) Church.

10. What did Whitman used to pull up from the water when he lived in his hometown during the summer months?
(a) Netting.
(b) Lobster pots.
(c) Fish traps.
(d) Seaweed.

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

12. Whitman says that he is not sure, but the high soul of lovers welcomes _______ most.
(a) Lust.
(b) Truth.
(c) Desire.
(d) Death.

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

14. 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) Black.
(d) Green.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Whitman proposes that grass is the ___________ of the Lord, when he contemplates it as a child.

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

3. The ___________ cheerfully braves the winter, says Whitman when he addresses this group, the snow and ice welcoming him.

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

5. Walt Whitman hears the rhythmic myths of the ____________, the strong legends of the Romans.

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