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 does Whitman say was the year of struggle, the year when no dainty rhymes or sentimental loves verses were written?
(a) 1851.
(b) 1821.
(c) 1861.
(d) 1841.

2. The combination of justice and God, according to Whitman, can be blended together to make an immortal ___________.
(a) Reality.
(b) Armistice.
(c) Government.
(d) Story.

3. What song does Whitman hope they play as he is waiting for the show to begin in Boston?
(a) The Great Waltz.
(b) Yankee Doodle.
(c) O Pioneers.
(d) Snickerdoodle.

4. What are the felons wearing when they come into the courtroom as Whitman watches them out of curiosity?
(a) Shackles.
(b) Blue jump suits.
(c) Hats.
(d) Orange suits.

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

6. Who is sultry with perfumes, with ample and flowing garments, florid with blood, hot with passion?
(a) Originatress.
(b) Creatrix.
(c) Mistress.
(d) Mother Earth.

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

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

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

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

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

12. Whitman says that not a disembodied _________ can the weapons of tyrants let loose, but it stalks invisibly.
(a) Truth.
(b) Poem.
(c) Song.
(d) Spirit.

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

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

15. Who does Whitman describe as being lean and sinewy with muscular legs, thinly clothed, and well trained?
(a) Pioneer.
(b) Runner.
(c) President.
(d) Teacher.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is one of the things which keeps Whitman up late at night, though he needs no assurances?

2. What causes the soldiers to fall into step and to arm themselves?

3. What do mediums convey when they arrive and they are successful in the United States, according to Whitman?

4. Who does Whitman describe as sitting in the middle of the prison and causing a scene?

5. Who is singing the song, a husky song as the main character in the poem walks on the beach at night alone?

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