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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. How does Whitman spell Canada when he uses the name in the poem, "On Journeys through the States"?
(a) Kunada.
(b) Canada.
(c) Kanuda.
(d) Kanada.

4. What are the terrible perturbations of the suns, swelling, collapsing, and ending?
(a) Planets.
(b) Clouds.
(c) Stars.
(d) Moons.

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

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

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

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

9. "You furnish your parts toward eternity, Great or small, you furnish your parts toward the ________."
(a) Soul.
(b) End.
(c) Truth.
(d) Answer.

10. Walt Whitman sees _______ exhaling from unexplored countries and savage types with bows and arrows.
(a) Myths.
(b) Ghosts.
(c) Vapors.
(d) Stories.

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

12. What will Whitman plant as thick as trees along all the rivers of America and along the shores of all the great lakes?
(a) Companionship.
(b) Shrubs.
(c) Honor.
(d) Patriotism.

13. The __________ has joy in inflating the chest, rolling the thunder of the voice, making the people rage, and leading America.
(a) Orator.
(b) Lawyer.
(c) Congressman.
(d) President.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Whitman expresses that he knows the __________ does not know how longingly he looked at them.

2. Who does Whitman point out are subordinated at their tasks during "Calamus"?

3. What shape is Paumanok, according to the way that Whitman describes it in his poetry?

4. How old is Whitman at the time of his writing his poems, noting this in his poems and that he is in good health?

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

(see the answer keys)

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