Leaves of Grass Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Whitman say that is is close with, murmuring alike reproachfully rolling sands and drift?
(a) Children.
(b) Oceans.
(c) Forests.
(d) Rivers.

2. The United States is seen as ________ with equality in the eyes of their mother, according to Whitman.
(a) Eagles.
(b) Partners.
(c) Cubs.
(d) Children.

3. Who does Whitman beckon to toil on, to harvest the products even though they are not alone in the fields?
(a) Children.
(b) Heroes.
(c) Presidents.
(d) Women.

4. The metaphor of __________ is used in relation to the plowman, tilling to life, while the harvester harvests in the end.
(a) Death.
(b) Cycles.
(c) Birth.
(d) Regeneration.

5. For what time of the year does Whitman write a warble, in the form of a poem for in the "Autumn Rivulets" section?
(a) Autumn.
(b) Spring.
(c) Lilac.
(d) Winter.

6. Who is the man that Whitman describes as being very cute, a man who is a made man from this day?
(a) Thomas.
(b) George.
(c) Bill.
(d) Jonathan.

7. What kind of birds fly together, interlocking their claws and beating their wings as one in the poem Whitman includes?
(a) Pelicans.
(b) Herons.
(c) Eagles.
(d) Robins.

8. Whitman says that years of ____________ are transient and strange, though he says he too is one.
(a) Beauty.
(b) Meteors.
(c) Ideas.
(d) Politicians.

9. What color is the halo in the sky, drooping upon the sea in the description of the water?
(a) Blue.
(b) Brown.
(c) Black.
(d) Green.

10. What does Whitman say that he will expose when he runs his furrow with his plough and press his spade through the sod?
(a) Roots.
(b) Foul meat.
(c) Dirt.
(d) Vegetables.

11. Whitman says that he often looks up at the perfect __________ of the stars during walks in the night.
(a) Glow.
(b) Silence.
(c) Honor.
(d) Truth.

12. What is the title of the poem which begins "forms, qualities, lives, humanity, language, thoughts...."?
(a) Notions.
(b) Ideas.
(c) Germs.
(d) Truths.

13. _________ sprouts push through the snow, helping to reveal the coming of Spring and of the month of March.
(a) Small.
(b) New.
(c) Wet.
(d) Green.

14. To whom is Whitman referring when he talks about the estuary which enlarges and spread itself grandly in the great sea?
(a) Time.
(b) Old age.
(c) His words.
(d) His father.

15. For how many years in Manhattan has Whitman watched the parades of soldiers through the city?
(a) Forty.
(b) Ten.
(c) Twenty.
(d) Thirty.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the powerful machine which is moving through the snow with its vapor-pennants tinged with delicate purple?

2. Who does Whitman say that he does not forget, not in the summer or in the winter?

3. When the child went forth, what happened to him every day? He became the ____________ he looked at.

4. Even those, Whitman says, that know unrequited ________ can sleep, as do prisoners.

5. ___________ are able to convey nature, enjoy materialism, become orators, and create from their own experiences.

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