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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Where did Whitman say that he sat studying the older times of American? The feet of ___________.
(a) God.
(b) Mary.
(c) Jesus.
(d) The great masters.

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

5. Whitman finds he is larger and better than he thought. He did not know he held so much ___________.
(a) Goodness.
(b) Truth.
(c) Wisdom.
(d) Understanding.

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

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

8. Underneath all of the mysticism, what does Whitman say that he sees in the man for his comrade?
(a) Love.
(b) Hope.
(c) Honor.
(d) Strength.

9. What is permanent, lurking there within the body, the only purport of thous art, the real I myself?
(a) Brain.
(b) Body.
(c) Spirit.
(d) Head.

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

11. What has been named with can not be countermanded in struggles and in wars?
(a) Truth.
(b) Goal.
(c) Death.
(d) Birth.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Once a state is fully enslaved, according to Whitman, no nation, state, city, of the Earth can resume its ____________.

2. Whitman believes that in his journey, the _________ is not the only thing that is there.

3. What will Whitman plant as thick as trees along all the rivers of America and along the shores of all the great lakes?

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

5. In what state did Whitman see the live-oak growing, and named a poem after this occurrence?

(see the answer keys)

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