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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Where is the good place in Boston where Whitman wants to see the show from in the morning?
(a) At the corner.
(b) At the church.
(c) At the docks.
(d) At the diner.

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

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

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

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

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

9. What are NOT one of the images of people who sleep well, which Whitman includes in his poems for comparison?
(a) Bodies on battlefields.
(b) A child in its mother's arms.
(c) Married couples.
(d) A gay couple.

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

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

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

13. What will return as the ocean of life begins to ebb away from the shore, according to Whitman?
(a) Green.
(b) Flow.
(c) Sand.
(d) Light

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who does Whitman beckon to toil on, to harvest the products even though they are not alone in the fields?

3. What is the powerful machine which is moving through the snow with its vapor-pennants tinged with delicate purple?

4. Who asks Whitman to sing a song that no poet has yet to have chanted?

5. Who does Whitman say that is is close with, murmuring alike reproachfully rolling sands and drift?

(see the answer keys)

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