|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Whitman is clear that he is giving his spirit to ___________, though he does not mention him by name.
2. At what time of the day is the soul allowed to be most free, according to Whitman in his own findings?
3. Where does Whitman decide to merge with the crowd when they descend to the pavements?
(c) Ice rink.
4. To whom is Whitman referring when he talks about the estuary which enlarges and spread itself grandly in the great sea?
(b) His words.
(c) Old age.
(d) His father.
5. Whitman asks in his poems who may have learned the ______________ of the lessons that he has to teach.
6. Whitman was seized by a spirit, held by an _________self out of the pride which causes him to utter poems.
7. What does Whitman say that he will expose when he runs his furrow with his plough and press his spade through the sod?
(a) Foul meat.
8. ___________ asks the soul to follow into an unknown territory without a guide and without a map.
9. What does Whitman say the man is now that he has tears in his face at the sight of the waters?
10. What will return as the ocean of life begins to ebb away from the shore, according to Whitman?
11. Who is in the curious trio with Whitman? This trio includes his _________ and his body, and himself.
12. What causes the soldiers to fall into step and to arm themselves?
(b) Drill sergeants.
(c) Drum taps.
13. What is one of the things which keeps Whitman up late at night, though he needs no assurances?
(a) Creative thoughts.
(c) Lost lovers.
14. Though Whitman says he paints myriads of heads, he also says that he paints head without a ________.
(a) Golden nimbus of light.
(b) Green crown.
(c) Purple coloring.
15. Where is the good place in Boston where Whitman wants to see the show from in the morning?
(a) At the docks.
(b) At the church.
(c) At the corner.
(d) At the diner.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Whitman say that Ireland once was before she leaned and became tattered on the ground?
2. Who asks Whitman to sing a song that no poet has yet to have chanted?
3. What does Whitman say was the year of struggle, the year when no dainty rhymes or sentimental loves verses were written?
4. When the child went forth, what happened to him every day? He became the ____________ he looked at.
5. Who does Whitman describe as being lean and sinewy with muscular legs, thinly clothed, and well trained?
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