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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whitman realizes he was still not happen when he heard _________ and was received well at the capitol.
(a) His name.
(b) Silence.
(c) His poem.
(d) His voice.

2. Which sort of bird caused Whitman to stop and open listen to it opening its throat and joyfully singing?
(a) He-bird.
(b) Song dove.
(c) Robin.
(d) She-bird.

3. Whitman finds he is larger and better than he thought. He did not know he held so much ___________.
(a) Understanding.
(b) Goodness.
(c) Truth.
(d) Wisdom.

4. Whitman says he will make a true ________ which will earn for the body and mind whatever sticks and does not droop in death.
(a) Song.
(b) Poem.
(c) Book.
(d) Belief.

5. What did Whitman used to pull up from the water when he lived in his hometown during the summer months?
(a) Lobster pots.
(b) Seaweed.
(c) Fish traps.
(d) Netting.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the terrible perturbations of the suns, swelling, collapsing, and ending?

2. What will Whitman plant as thick as trees along all the rivers of America and along the shores of all the great lakes?

3. What did Whitman once feel was impassive, ample, and spheric in nature, though he is changing his mind?

4. What has been named with can not be countermanded in struggles and in wars?

5. Who does Whitman meet in the poem, "Eidolons," passing the hues and objects of the world?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Whitman reveal about a lover who spoke of acceptance within one of his poems?

2. What does the author feel about the idea of being present in the here and in the now?

3. Why does Whitman warn the readers about the dangers of religion and those who are enamored of it?

4. What does Whitman have to say about the pain of loving a man or a woman in great excess?

5. What does Whitman describe when he is talking about the experiences of his body in relation to another's body?

6. How does Whitman describe the touches of the lover as they are making love in the grass with each other?

7. What are some of the features of the Paumanok area of Long Island which makes the area special to Whitman?

8. What is the main reason why Whitman says that he enjoys Manhattan so much during his travels there?

9. Who are some of the groups for which Whitman seems to have a particular affection in his poems?

10. What is the city which Whitman admires, though not for the pageantry and the wealth that exists in this city?

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