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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What word used in the opening of Section 15 refers to the lowest female voice or voice part, intermediate between soprano and tenor?
(a) Pismire.
(b) Cello.
(c) Tenor.
(d) Contralto.

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

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

4. The narrator claims in Section 15, “The married and unmarried children ride home to their” what?
(a) “Thanksgiving dinner.”
(b) “Easter dinner.”
(c) “Christmas dinner.”
(d) “Labor Day brunch.”

5. The narrator says in Section 14, “The press of my foot to the earth springs a hundred” what?
(a) “Affections.”
(b) “Prayers.”
(c) “Thoughts.”
(d) “Recollections.”

6. The narrator asserts in Section 20, “I know this orbit of mine cannot be swept by” what?
(a) “A witch’s broom.”
(b) “The winds of time.”
(c) “A carpenter’s compass.”
(d) “The moon’s rays.”

7. Of “these thoughts,” the narrator says “If they are not the riddle and the untying of the riddle they are” what, in Section 17?
(a) “Unnerving.”
(b) “A waste of time.”
(c) “Nothing.”
(d) “A mystery.”

8. The narrator asserts in Section 21, “I am not the poet of goodness only, I do not decline to be the poet of” what also?
(a) “Destruction.”
(b) “Deceit.”
(c) “Wickedness.”
(d) “Lies.”

9. How is the girl described that accompanies the youngster “up the bushy hill” in Section 8?
(a) “Red-faced.”
(b) “Red-headed.”
(c) “Red-skinned.”
(d) “Red-eyed.”

10. The narrator claims in Section 7, “I pass death with the dying and birth with the new-wash’d babe, and am not contain’d between my” what?
(a) “Socks and belt.”
(b) “Belt and tie.”
(c) “Tie and socks.”
(d) “Hat and boots.”

11. What word from Section 6 refers to a figure or symbol with a hidden meaning?
(a) Character.
(b) Petroglyph.
(c) Calligraphy.
(d) Hieroglyphic.

12. The poet claims in Section 21 that “it is as great to be a woman as to be a man,” and that “there is nothing greater than” what?
(a) “The mother of men.”
(b) “The cousin of the animals.”
(c) “The father of children.”
(d) “The owner of the animals.”

13. The narrator claims in Section 14, “What is commonest, cheapest, nearest, easiest, is” what?
(a) “God.”
(b) “Me.”
(c) “William.”
(d) “Peter.”

14. The narrator claims in Section 20, “I laugh at what you call” what?
(a) “Progress.”
(b) “Dissolution.”
(c) “Sacred.”
(d) “Wealth.”

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The narrator compels the reader in Section 2 by stating, “Stop this day and night with me and you shall possess” what?

2. To what does the narrator say “I resign myself to you also” in the beginning of Section 21?

3. How many horses is “the negro” driving in Section 13?

4. The narrator describes “Houses and rooms” full of what in the beginning of Section 2?

5. Section 9 begins with a description of the big doors of what building standing open?

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