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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. Which is the ancient country which Whitman seems to think is progressing into the future, much in the same way as America?
(a) India.
(b) Somalia.
(c) China.
(d) Japan.

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

3. Who does Whitman describe as sitting in the middle of the prison and causing a scene?
(a) A priest.
(b) A mystic.
(c) A woman singer.
(d) A child.

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

5. What is the title of the poem which begins "forms, qualities, lives, humanity, language, thoughts...."?
(a) Ideas.
(b) Germs.
(c) Notions.
(d) Truths.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are NOT one of the images of people who sleep well, which Whitman includes in his poems for comparison?

2. What does Whitman say that Ireland once was before she leaned and became tattered on the ground?

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

4. Though Whitman says he paints myriads of heads, he also says that he paints head without a ________.

5. What color of hair does Whitman say that Ireland has now as she is changing from what she once was?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why is an old man in the poem "Prayers of Columbus" too full of woe, according to Whitman's poem?

3. What is the lesson of the ebb of the ocean, according to the poem of Whitman?

4. What does a muse beckon Whitman to do in the beginning of these poems in this section?

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

6. What does Whitman question about the world when he sees the felons being shackled and held in the court?

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

8. How is the plowman used in reference and as a metaphor for death in Whitman's poem?

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

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

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