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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Whitman proposes that grass is the ___________ of the Lord, when he contemplates it as a child.
(a) Blanket.
(b) Handkerchief.
(c) Food.
(d) Cup.

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

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

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

12. What does Whitman say goes to and fro, seeking a livelihood, chattering, and chaffering?
(a) A worker.
(b) His muse.
(c) Soul.
(d) Shadow.

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

14. Whose self does Whitman sing when he begins his collection of poems in this particular book?
(a) Him.
(b) Those.
(c) Her.
(d) One's.

15. In what state did Whitman see the live-oak growing, and named a poem after this occurrence?
(a) Maryland.
(b) Delaware.
(c) Maine.
(d) Louisiana.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whitman says that he is not sure, but the high soul of lovers welcomes _______ most.

2. Whitman believes there is terrible doubt in _____________, there is uncertainty and the possibility of being deluded.

3. What color is the water in the poem, "In Cabin'd Ships at Sea," as it moves around the boat?

4. What are the terrible perturbations of the suns, swelling, collapsing, and ending?

5. What has been named with can not be countermanded in struggles and in wars?

(see the answer keys)

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