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

2. Where is the good place in Boston where Whitman wants to see the show from in the morning?
(a) At the church.
(b) At the corner.
(c) At the docks.
(d) At the diner.

3. What occurs once at sunrise and once at sunset, according to Whitman as he describes nature?
(a) A fading light.
(b) A brightening light.
(c) Nothing.
(d) A musical call.

4. Who is singing the song, a husky song as the main character in the poem walks on the beach at night alone?
(a) Mother.
(b) Sister.
(c) Father.
(d) Brother.

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

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

7. What is one of the things which keeps Whitman up late at night, though he needs no assurances?
(a) Death.
(b) Creative thoughts.
(c) Pain.
(d) Lost lovers.

8. At what time of the day is the soul allowed to be most free, according to Whitman in his own findings?
(a) Noon.
(b) Midnight.
(c) Dusk.
(d) Dawn.

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

10. Whitman says that he sings the songs of the glory of ___________, not God.
(a) Nature.
(b) Earth.
(c) Words.
(d) None.

11. 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.

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

13. From the sea of ________, Whitman says that he will collect and bring a windrow drift of weeds and shells.
(a) Belief.
(b) Time.
(c) Patriotism.
(d) Truth.

14. Whitman asks in his poems who may have learned the ______________ of the lessons that he has to teach.
(a) Broadness.
(b) Details.
(c) Truth.
(d) Completeness.

15. 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) Dirt.
(c) Roots.
(d) Foul meat.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Whitman stop in order to satisfy his curiosity about what is inside?

2. What color is the halo in the sky, drooping upon the sea in the description of the water?

3. Whitman addresses the reader in "To You," telling the reader he fears they are walking the walks of _____________.

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

5. What does Whitman say that Ireland once was before she leaned and became tattered on the ground?

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