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. Whitman addresses the reader in "To You," telling the reader he fears they are walking the walks of _____________.
(a) Armies.
(b) Dreams.
(c) Pain.
(d) Clouds.

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

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

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

5. What does Whitman beckon to sound clearer in and through the atmosphere?
(a) Birds.
(b) Throat.
(c) Poems.
(d) Eyes.

6. What do mediums convey when they arrive and they are successful in the United States, according to Whitman?
(a) Lies.
(b) Gospel.
(c) Half truths.
(d) Truth.

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

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

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

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

11. What causes the soldiers to fall into step and to arm themselves?
(a) Enemies.
(b) Guns.
(c) Drum taps.
(d) Drill sergeants.

12. When the child went forth, what happened to him every day? He became the ____________ he looked at.
(a) First animal.
(b) First thought.
(c) First tear.
(d) First object.

13. Though Whitman says he paints myriads of heads, he also says that he paints head without a ________.
(a) Green crown.
(b) Golden nimbus of light.
(c) Smile.
(d) Purple coloring.

14. 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) Lilac.
(c) Spring.
(d) Winter.

15. Where does Whitman decide to merge with the crowd when they descend to the pavements?
(a) Boardwalk.
(b) Beach.
(c) Broadway.
(d) Ice rink.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is piercing through the storm, piercing and pealing as the storm rises up?

2. Who asks Whitman to sing a song that no poet has yet to have chanted?

3. What does Whitman say the man is now that he has tears in his face at the sight of the waters?

4. When Whitman sits and looks out into the world, he sees all the __________ and the agony without end.

5. What does Whitman say was the year of struggle, the year when no dainty rhymes or sentimental loves verses were written?

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