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

2. What does Whitman beckon to sound clearer in and through the atmosphere?
(a) Poems.
(b) Throat.
(c) Eyes.
(d) Birds.

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

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

5. Whitman is clear that he is giving his spirit to ___________, though he does not mention him by name.
(a) Jehovah.
(b) Buddha.
(c) Christ.
(d) Satan.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Whitman describe as sitting in the middle of the prison and causing a scene?

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

3. Whitman says that he is the sworn _______ of every dauntless rebel the world over, with songs of insurrection.

4. From the sea of ________, Whitman says that he will collect and bring a windrow drift of weeds and shells.

5. Whitman says that he often looks up at the perfect __________ of the stars during walks in the night.

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is it sad when one of the birds in a couple dies and the other one does not know it?

2. What does Whitman point out happens no matter how many advancements science has made?

3. What happens to the summer rains, according to Whitman's poem "Autumn Rivulets"?

4. What does Whitman ask the soul to do in the poems about addressing the idea of mortality?

5. What does the poem "Passage to India" have to share about this country and about its progress in the world?

6. What is an endless source of inspiration for poetry, according to the poems which the poet has created?

7. What are some of the signs of spring that Whitman lists in the poem, "Warble for Lilac-Time"?

8. Why does Whitman pay homage to the young pioneers who forged ahead to find homes for themselves?

9. To whom does Whitman appear to give his spirit to, though this person is never mentioned by name in a poem?

10. How does Whitman describe Paumanok in the spring when he writes the poem "Sea-Drift"?

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