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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is flying aloft as the ship begins to go out into the sea in "The Ship Starting"?
(a) Pennants.
(b) Hopes.
(c) Ribbons.
(d) Hands.

2. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

8. The ___________ cheerfully braves the winter, says Whitman when he addresses this group, the snow and ice welcoming him.
(a) Kanadian.
(b) Delawarean.
(c) Canadian.
(d) Alaskan.

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

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

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

12. Whitman raises a _____________ hand to all who he mentions in his poem, making the signal to remain after him.
(a) Closed.
(b) Perpendicular.
(c) Shaking.
(d) Open.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is described as never tiring, as being rude, silent, and incomprehensible at first?

2. Whitman points out that it is not on the reader that they alone have ___________ which fall on them

3. Walt Whitman sees _______ exhaling from unexplored countries and savage types with bows and arrows.

4. Whitman hears that some people believe that he is trying to destroy ____________, which confuses him.

5. What does Whitman say goes to and fro, seeking a livelihood, chattering, and chaffering?

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