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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. 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) Schools.
(d) Churches.

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

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

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

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

8. Who leaves natural breaths, the sounds of rains and winds, calls as the birds and animals in the woods?
(a) Red aborigines.
(b) The birds.
(c) The Gods.
(d) The mothers.

9. 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) Money.
(d) White towels.

10. 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) Song dove.
(d) He-bird.

11. Walt Whitman hears the rhythmic myths of the ____________, the strong legends of the Romans.
(a) Norse.
(b) Germans.
(c) Egyptians.
(d) Greeks.

12. The __________ has joy in inflating the chest, rolling the thunder of the voice, making the people rage, and leading America.
(a) Congressman.
(b) Orator.
(c) President.
(d) Lawyer.

13. Whitman believes there is terrible doubt in _____________, there is uncertainty and the possibility of being deluded.
(a) Children.
(b) Appearances.
(c) Government.
(d) Nature.

14. Who does Whitman meet in the poem, "Eidolons," passing the hues and objects of the world?
(a) Seer.
(b) Servant.
(c) Child.
(d) Horse.

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. Underneath all of the mysticism, what does Whitman say that he sees in the man for his comrade?

2. Where did Whitman say that he sat studying the older times of American? The feet of ___________.

3. With another man, Whitman writes, he dilates and fuses the immortal laws and makes himself by them the _______ unto himself.

4. Who is singing the varied carols which Whitman can hear as mentioned in a poem which reveals the answer?

5. Where does Whitman say there are beautiful hills which should be recognized as such?

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