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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. As people walk down the street, their ________ convey more than their words ever could, according to Whitman.
(a) Faces.
(b) Hands.
(c) Feet.
(d) Arms.

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

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

6. Who does Whitman describe as sitting in the middle of the prison and causing a scene?
(a) A mystic.
(b) A woman singer.
(c) A child.
(d) A priest.

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

8. Who does Whitman beckon to toil on, to harvest the products even though they are not alone in the fields?
(a) Children.
(b) Women.
(c) Heroes.
(d) Presidents.

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

10. What does Whitman say the man is now that he has tears in his face at the sight of the waters?
(a) Woman.
(b) Teen.
(c) Baby.
(d) Child.

11. When Whitman talks about Christianity, with whom does he commiserate within his poems on the topic?
(a) Mary.
(b) Peter.
(c) Joseph.
(d) Jesus.

12. Whitman is clear that he is giving his spirit to ___________, though he does not mention him by name.
(a) Satan.
(b) Buddha.
(c) Christ.
(d) Jehovah.

13. Whitman was seized by a spirit, held by an _________self out of the pride which causes him to utter poems.
(a) Amazing.
(b) Electric.
(c) Aggressive.
(d) Authentic.

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

15. Who is the man that Whitman describes as being very cute, a man who is a made man from this day?
(a) Jonathan.
(b) Thomas.
(c) Bill.
(d) George.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Whitman asks in his poems who may have learned the ______________ of the lessons that he has to teach.

3. Whitman includes a series of poems which pertain to forms of education from questions posed to _______ to tests and judgement.

4. What causes Whitman to wander noiselessly and to bend over other sleepers, wandering and confused?

5. ___________ asks the soul to follow into an unknown territory without a guide and without a map.

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