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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. As the narrator watches “the little one” sleeping in Section 8, he silently brushes away what with his hand?
(a) Bats.
(b) Mosquitoes.
(c) Flies.
(d) Moths.

2. What color shirt is “the negro” wearing in Section 13?
(a) Red.
(b) White.
(c) Blue.
(d) Black.

3. The narrator combines the word “respiration” with what word in Section 2?
(a) “Resignation.”
(b) “Inspiration.”
(c) “Retaliation.”
(d) “Desperation.”

4. How many “young men bathe by the shore,” according to the narrator in Section 11?
(a) 20.
(b) 6.
(c) 15.
(d) 28.

5. How old does the narrator of the poem claim to be in Section 1?
(a) 37.
(b) 29.
(c) 44.
(d) 34.

6. The narrator states in Section 3, “I have heard what the talkers were talking, the talk of the” what?
(a) “Chicken and the egg.”
(b) “Rich and the poor.”
(c) “Good and evil.”
(d) “Beginning and the end.”

7. The narrator exclaims in Section 18, “Vivas to those who have” what?
(a) “Fail’d!”
(b) “Succeed’d!”
(c) “Love’d!.”
(d) “Wonder’d!”

8. The narrator describes being surrounded by “trippers” and what in the opening of Section 4?
(a) “Wanderers.”
(b) “Rollers.”
(c) “Askers.”
(d) “Laughers.”

9. What does the narrator say that seeing “at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books” in Section 24?
(a) “A puppy.”
(b) “A sunflower.”
(c) “A morning-glory.”
(d) “A pansy.”

10. What color, in addition to green, is considered the “tufted crown intentional” by the narrator in Section 13?
(a) Red.
(b) Yellow.
(c) Orange.
(d) Violet.

11. The narrator claims in Section 2 that the atmosphere “has no taste of” what?
(a) “The emancipation.”
(b) “The reconciliation.”
(c) “The distillation.”
(d) “The concentration.”

12. What does the butcher-boy put off, according to the narrator in Section 12?
(a) “His resting clothes.”
(b) “His killing-clothes.”
(c) “His working clothes.”
(d) “His church clothes.”

13. What is described in Section 8 as sprawled “on the bloody floor of the bedroom”?
(a) “A handkerchief.”
(b) “The suicide.”
(c) “The model.”
(d) “A murder victim.”

14. What instruments does the narrator describe playing in the opening of Section 18?
(a) Tubas and bass.
(b) Cornets and drums.
(c) Flutes and whistles.
(d) Drums and piano.

15. The narrator describes “the little one” as sleeping where in the opening of Section 8?
(a) “The bed.”
(b) “Its cradle.”
(c) “The bathtub.”
(d) “A basket.”

Short Answer Questions

1. What “impassive” objects “receive and return so many echoes,” according to the narrator in Section 8?

2. The narrator says in Section 14, “The press of my foot to the earth springs a hundred” what?

3. The narrator claims “I do not trouble my spirit to vindicate itself or” what, in Section 20?

4. With whom does the narrator describe spending “that day round the chowder-kettle” in Section 10?

5. For what does the narrator exclaim “Hurrah!” for in Section 23?

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