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. Where does Whitman stop in order to satisfy his curiosity about what is inside?
(a) The Farm.
(b) City Dead House.
(c) The Congress.
(d) The hospital.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. What is piercing through the storm, piercing and pealing as the storm rises up?
(a) Tears.
(b) Silence.
(c) Laughter.
(d) Singing.

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

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

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

14. What does Whitman say that one should hold up sternly in order for it to send something back?
(a) Feather.
(b) Boat.
(c) Hand mirror.
(d) Parchment.

15. At the time of freedom, the soul can emerge fully and ponder the _________ one loves best.
(a) Silence.
(b) Themes.
(c) Animals.
(d) Truth.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of birds fly together, interlocking their claws and beating their wings as one in the poem Whitman includes?

2. Whitman writes that whatever satisfies ________ is true, according to one of his poems.

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

4. Who does Whitman want to kiss him, to touch him on the lips as he touches those he loves?

5. Who is the man that Whitman describes as being very cute, a man who is a made man from this day?

(see the answer keys)

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