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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) 18.
(b) 28.
(c) 37.
(d) 27.

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

3. Whitman says he will make a true ________ which will earn for the body and mind whatever sticks and does not droop in death.
(a) Poem.
(b) Belief.
(c) Book.
(d) Song.

4. What did Whitman used to pull up from the water when he lived in his hometown during the summer months?
(a) Fish traps.
(b) Seaweed.
(c) Netting.
(d) Lobster pots.

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

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

7. What is forever and ever, longer than soil is brown and solid, longer than water ebbs and flows?
(a) Family.
(b) Religion.
(c) Faith.
(d) Soul.

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

9. What is described as never tiring, as being rude, silent, and incomprehensible at first?
(a) Faith.
(b) Earth.
(c) Love.
(d) Moon.

10. What shape is Paumanok, according to the way that Whitman describes it in his poetry?
(a) Square.
(b) Fish.
(c) Spiral.
(d) Bean.

11. What are houses and rooms full of? What are shelves crowded with according to Whitman?
(a) Deceit.
(b) Perfumes.
(c) Truth.
(d) Beauty.

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

13. Whitman is not only considering the idea of death, but also of chanting the chant of ___________.
(a) Honor.
(b) Truth.
(c) Battles.
(d) Allegiance.

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

15. Who is singing the varied carols which Whitman can hear as mentioned in a poem which reveals the answer?
(a) Men.
(b) Canada.
(c) Criminals.
(d) America.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whitman wonders how the real _______ can ever die and be buried in the end?

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

3. Whose self does Whitman sing when he begins his collection of poems in this particular book?

4. Whitman believes that all heroic deeds were conceived in __________, as are all free poems.

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

(see the answer keys)

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