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. What was Whitman's voice like when he sang late in the night, according to his writing?
(a) Sad.
(b) Joyful.
(c) Whispered.
(d) Low.

2. What is the powerful machine which is moving through the snow with its vapor-pennants tinged with delicate purple?
(a) Locomotive.
(b) Car.
(c) Wagon.
(d) Steam engine.

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

4. What is the one thing that Whitman says the President has not learned of during his life so far?
(a) Honor.
(b) Justice.
(c) Nature.
(d) Bravery.

5. Who does Whitman describe as sitting in the middle of the prison and causing a scene?
(a) A mystic.
(b) A woman singer.
(c) A child.
(d) A priest.

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

7. What is piercing through the storm, piercing and pealing as the storm rises up?
(a) Tears.
(b) Singing.
(c) Laughter.
(d) Silence.

8. Who is in the curious trio with Whitman? This trio includes his _________ and his body, and himself.
(a) Eyes.
(b) Soul.
(c) Heart.
(d) Gut.

9. Who asks Whitman to sing a song that no poet has yet to have chanted?
(a) A flower.
(b) God.
(c) Muse.
(d) The grass.

10. What will return as the ocean of life begins to ebb away from the shore, according to Whitman?
(a) Green.
(b) Flow.
(c) Light
(d) Sand.

11. Whitman writes that whatever satisfies ________ is true, according to one of his poems.
(a) Words.
(b) Souls.
(c) Society.
(d) Gods.

12. What color of hair does Whitman say that Ireland has now as she is changing from what she once was?
(a) Red.
(b) Brown.
(c) White.
(d) Green.

13. What does Whitman say that one should hold up sternly in order for it to send something back?
(a) Boat.
(b) Feather.
(c) Hand mirror.
(d) Parchment.

14. Who does Whitman want to kiss him, to touch him on the lips as he touches those he loves?
(a) His lover.
(b) His mother.
(c) Paumanok.
(d) A wave.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What are NOT one of the images of people who sleep well, which Whitman includes in his poems for comparison?

2. "And there is ______ to us of all that has ever come of races and days, or ever will come."

3. Whitman says that he sings the songs of the glory of ___________, not God.

4. As people walk down the street, their ________ convey more than their words ever could, according to Whitman.

5. Whitman includes a series of poems which pertain to forms of education from questions posed to _______ to tests and judgement.

(see the answer keys)

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