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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the city of orgies, according to Whitman's poem of the same name?
(a) Newark.
(b) Chicago.
(c) Boston.
(d) Manhattan.

2. What color is the water in the poem, "In Cabin'd Ships at Sea," as it moves around the boat?
(a) Blue.
(b) Black.
(c) Green.
(d) Gray.

3. Whitman realizes he was still not happen when he heard _________ and was received well at the capitol.
(a) His name.
(b) His voice.
(c) His poem.
(d) Silence.

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

5. Whitman calls the ostent evanescent the substances of a/an _________ mood or savan's studies long.
(a) Child's.
(b) Woman's.
(c) Artist's.
(d) Scientist's.

6. Whitman says it is a painful thing to ___________ someone to excess, yet the rewards are great.
(a) Honor.
(b) Hate.
(c) Love.
(d) Believe in.

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

8. Whitman says that he was offering too long to feed his soul with __________, which was clearly not a good idea..
(a) Truths.
(b) Standards.
(c) Questions.
(d) Answers.

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

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

11. What is NOT a word which is used to describe the poets Whitman says are still to come in the world?
(a) Athletic.
(b) Continental.
(c) Honest.
(d) Native.

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

13. With another man, Whitman writes, he dilates and fuses the immortal laws and makes himself by them the _______ unto himself.
(a) Honor.
(b) Law.
(c) Truth.
(d) Love.

14. Whitman believes that in his journey, the _________ is not the only thing that is there.
(a) Honor.
(b) Trees.
(c) Nature.
(d) Road.

15. What did Whitman once feel was impassive, ample, and spheric in nature, though he is changing his mind?
(a) America.
(b) Hawaii.
(c) Moon.
(d) Earth.

Short Answer Questions

1. What carry the filaments of the news of wars, deaths, losses, gains, passions, and of race?

2. Whose self does Whitman sing when he begins his collection of poems in this particular book?

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

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

5. It is the engineer's joy to go with the _____________ in his days.

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