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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. "Carry me when you go forth over land or sea; For thus merely ______________ you is enough, is best."
(a) Breathing.
(b) Touching.
(c) Feeling.
(d) Knowing.

2. Who does Whitman profess to folding in every leaf of his poetry in order to celebrate the sea?
(a) Poets.
(b) Mariners.
(c) Sea serpents.
(d) Dogs.

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

4. Whitman says he will make a true ________ which will earn for the body and mind whatever sticks and does not droop in death.
(a) Book.
(b) Belief.
(c) Poem.
(d) Song.

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

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

7. Whitman expresses that he knows the __________ does not know how longingly he looked at them.
(a) Woman.
(b) Old woman.
(c) Blade of grass.
(d) Passing stranger.

8. 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) Blue.
(d) Gray.

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

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

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

12. Who does Whitman not want to shut their proud doors to him, as stated in a poem of that same idea?
(a) Schools.
(b) Libraries.
(c) Churches.
(d) Armies.

13. To what does Whitman say he is near at hand with a throat to inflate itself and sing joyfully?
(a) Honor.
(b) Nature.
(c) Ocean.
(d) Democracy.

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

15. Once a state is fully enslaved, according to Whitman, no nation, state, city, of the Earth can resume its ____________.
(a) Wealth.
(b) Power.
(c) Victory.
(d) Liberty.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. Whitman is not only considering the idea of death, but also of chanting the chant of ___________.

5. What is flying aloft as the ship begins to go out into the sea in "The Ship Starting"?

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