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

2. What is one of the things which keeps Whitman up late at night, though he needs no assurances?
(a) Creative thoughts.
(b) Pain.
(c) Lost lovers.
(d) Death.

3. The child and her father are looking in the _____ at the autumn skin in "On the Beach at Night."
(a) West.
(b) East.
(c) North.
(d) South.

4. What song does Whitman hope they play as he is waiting for the show to begin in Boston?
(a) Snickerdoodle.
(b) Yankee Doodle.
(c) The Great Waltz.
(d) O Pioneers.

5. ___________ are able to convey nature, enjoy materialism, become orators, and create from their own experiences.
(a) Women.
(b) Mediums.
(c) Teachers.
(d) Politicians.

6. What was Whitman's voice like when he sang late in the night, according to his writing?
(a) Joyful.
(b) Sad.
(c) Low.
(d) Whispered.

7. What are the felons wearing when they come into the courtroom as Whitman watches them out of curiosity?
(a) Orange suits.
(b) Shackles.
(c) Hats.
(d) Blue jump suits.

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

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

10. 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.

11. Whitman says that he sings the songs of the glory of ___________, not God.
(a) Nature.
(b) Words.
(c) Earth.
(d) None.

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

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

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) Winter.
(b) Autumn.
(c) Spring.
(d) Lilac.

15. Whitman says that years of ____________ are transient and strange, though he says he too is one.
(a) Beauty.
(b) Ideas.
(c) Politicians.
(d) Meteors.

Short Answer Questions

1. _________ sprouts push through the snow, helping to reveal the coming of Spring and of the month of March.

2. Whitman is clear that he is giving his spirit to ___________, though he does not mention him by name.

3. Who does Whitman describe as being lean and sinewy with muscular legs, thinly clothed, and well trained?

4. To whom is Whitman referring when he talks about the estuary which enlarges and spread itself grandly in the great sea?

5. Who does Whitman say that he does not forget, not in the summer or in the winter?

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