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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Whitman includes a series of poems which pertain to forms of education from questions posed to _______ to tests and judgement.
(a) Principals.
(b) Senators.
(c) Students.
(d) Teachers.

3. Whitman says that he is the sworn _______ of every dauntless rebel the world over, with songs of insurrection.
(a) Mystic.
(b) Chanter.
(c) Poet.
(d) Priest.

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

5. _________ sprouts push through the snow, helping to reveal the coming of Spring and of the month of March.
(a) Green.
(b) Wet.
(c) New.
(d) Small.

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

7. What does Whitman say that Ireland once was before she leaned and became tattered on the ground?
(a) Goddess.
(b) Queen.
(c) Story.
(d) Ship.

8. "And there is ______ to us of all that has ever come of races and days, or ever will come."
(a) Color.
(b) Meaning.
(c) Voice.
(d) Spirit.

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

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

11. ___________ asks the soul to follow into an unknown territory without a guide and without a map.
(a) Buddha.
(b) Whitman.
(c) Jesus.
(d) God.

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

13. Who does Whitman say that he does not forget, not in the summer or in the winter?
(a) Heroes.
(b) Children.
(c) Words.
(d) Departed.

14. Who does Whitman say the person in the poem "Europe" was paid to do?
(a) Write the poems.
(b) Cross the water.
(c) Leave the land untouched.
(d) Defile the People.

15. When Whitman sits and looks out into the world, he sees all the __________ and the agony without end.
(a) Meanness.
(b) Anger.
(c) Justice.
(d) Peace.

Short Answer Questions

1. When the child went forth, what happened to him every day? He became the ____________ he looked at.

2. Where is the good place in Boston where Whitman wants to see the show from in the morning?

3. What is the title of the poem which begins "forms, qualities, lives, humanity, language, thoughts...."?

4. Which is the ancient country which Whitman seems to think is progressing into the future, much in the same way as America?

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

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