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. Though Whitman says he paints myriads of heads, he also says that he paints head without a ________.
(a) Smile.
(b) Green crown.
(c) Purple coloring.
(d) Golden nimbus of light.

2. The combination of justice and God, according to Whitman, can be blended together to make an immortal ___________.
(a) Reality.
(b) Government.
(c) Armistice.
(d) Story.

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

4. 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) Lilac.
(d) Spring.

5. What causes the soldiers to fall into step and to arm themselves?
(a) Drum taps.
(b) Enemies.
(c) Drill sergeants.
(d) Guns.

6. Even those, Whitman says, that know unrequited ________ can sleep, as do prisoners.
(a) Loss.
(b) Death.
(c) Patience.
(d) Love.

7. The metaphor of __________ is used in relation to the plowman, tilling to life, while the harvester harvests in the end.
(a) Birth.
(b) Cycles.
(c) Death.
(d) Regeneration.

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

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

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

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

12. What is the powerful machine which is moving through the snow with its vapor-pennants tinged with delicate purple?
(a) Car.
(b) Locomotive.
(c) Steam engine.
(d) Wagon.

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

14. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. As people walk down the street, their ________ convey more than their words ever could, according to Whitman.

2. Who is sultry with perfumes, with ample and flowing garments, florid with blood, hot with passion?

3. For how many years in Manhattan has Whitman watched the parades of soldiers through the city?

4. What is one of the things which keeps Whitman up late at night, though he needs no assurances?

5. What color is the halo in the sky, drooping upon the sea in the description of the water?

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