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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) Phantom.
(d) Sun.

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

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

4. From Whitman's breast, he says that he has concealed confession drops. What color are these drops?
(a) Red.
(b) Green.
(c) Clear.
(d) Blue.

5. What sort of song does Whitman say he will sing in the sixth inscription of the book's opening?
(a) Leaves.
(b) Companionship.
(c) Truth.
(d) Patriotism.

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

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

8. Who does Whitman point out are subordinated at their tasks during "Calamus"?
(a) Children.
(b) Women.
(c) Men.
(d) No one.

9. 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.

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

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

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

13. 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) Gray.
(d) Blue.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. During this section of the poems, what age does Whitman profess to being?

3. What is described as never tiring, as being rude, silent, and incomprehensible at first?

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

5. The __________ has joy in inflating the chest, rolling the thunder of the voice, making the people rage, and leading America.

(see the answer keys)

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