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. What kind of birds fly together, interlocking their claws and beating their wings as one in the poem Whitman includes?
(a) Robins.
(b) Pelicans.
(c) Herons.
(d) Eagles.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Whitman says that he often looks up at the perfect __________ of the stars during walks in the night.
(a) Glow.
(b) Honor.
(c) Silence.
(d) Truth.

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

12. Who are the tan faced children who follow well in order and get their weapons ready?
(a) His children.
(b) Slaves.
(c) The Indians.
(d) The pioneers.

13. What causes Whitman to wander noiselessly and to bend over other sleepers, wandering and confused?
(a) Nightly visions.
(b) Stealth.
(c) Insomnia.
(d) Sickness.

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

15. Which is the ancient country which Whitman seems to think is progressing into the future, much in the same way as America?
(a) China.
(b) India.
(c) Japan.
(d) Somalia.

Short Answer Questions

1. The combination of justice and God, according to Whitman, can be blended together to make an immortal ___________.

2. What does Whitman say that he will expose when he runs his furrow with his plough and press his spade through the sod?

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

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

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

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