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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. How old is Whitman at the time of his writing his poems, noting this in his poems and that he is in good health?
(a) 28.
(b) 37.
(c) 27.
(d) 18.

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

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

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

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

9. Whitman believes himself to be as trustful to his poems as a father is to his _______________.
(a) Home.
(b) Family.
(c) Children.
(d) Wife.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Whitman consider to be dear and dreadful to the earth, as he writes in one of his poems?

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

3. What rose before Whitman when he was pondering his poetry in silence in this book?

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

5. Whitman ponders where he actually knows anything of his own ________ as he thinks about the biography of another.

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