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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What will Whitman plant as thick as trees along all the rivers of America and along the shores of all the great lakes?
(a) Companionship.
(b) Patriotism.
(c) Honor.
(d) Shrubs.

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

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

4. What has been named with can not be countermanded in struggles and in wars?
(a) Death.
(b) Birth.
(c) Truth.
(d) Goal.

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

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

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

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

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

10. Whitman addresses other countries who are striving to prove the puzzle of America, the athletic ______________.
(a) Grasses.
(b) Constitution.
(c) Democracy.
(d) Ambition.

11. Who does Whitman consider to be dear and dreadful to the earth, as he writes in one of his poems?
(a) Truth tellers.
(b) Women.
(c) Beginners.
(d) Sages.

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

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

14. Whitman says that he was offering too long to feed his soul with __________, which was clearly not a good idea..
(a) Truths.
(b) Standards.
(c) Answers.
(d) Questions.

15. To what state does Whitman promise to know very well after traveling to it?
(a) California.
(b) Ohio.
(c) Illinois.
(d) Florida.

Short Answer Questions

1. During this section of the poems, what age does Whitman profess to being?

2. In what state did Whitman see the live-oak growing, and named a poem after this occurrence?

3. What is forever and ever, longer than soil is brown and solid, longer than water ebbs and flows?

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

5. What kind of headsman stands mask'd, clothed in red, with huge legs and strong naked arms?

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