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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Where does Whitman say there are beautiful hills which should be recognized as such?
(a) Amsterdam.
(b) North Carolina.
(c) Maine.
(d) Brooklyn.

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

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

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

12. The ___________ is equal with the male according to Whitman in the first page of his poetry book?
(a) Country.
(b) Female.
(c) River.
(d) Tree.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is NOT a word which is used to describe the poets Whitman says are still to come in the world?

2. Who does Whitman point out are subordinated at their tasks during "Calamus"?

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

4. What did Whitman used to pull up from the water when he lived in his hometown during the summer months?

5. Who does Whitman see eating the bread of his last supper in the midst of youths and old persons?

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