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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The narrator claims “I do not trouble my spirit to vindicate itself or” what, in Section 20?
(a) “Look to the stars.”
(b) “Be admonished.”
(c) “Be understood.”
(d) “To confuse.”

2. The narrator says in Section 20, “Having pried through the strata, analyzed to a hair, counsel'd with doctors and calculated close, I find no sweeter fat than sticks to my own” what?
(a) “Tongue.”
(b) “Bones.”
(c) “Throat.”
(d) “Stomach.”

3. What question does the narrator say a child asked in Section 6?
(a) “What is the grass?”
(b) “When will summer come?”
(c) “Who are the birds?”
(d) “Where are the turtles?”

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

5. Who “sets traps on the creek that helps fill the Huron” in Section 15?
(a) The Beaver.
(b) The Badger.
(c) The Wolverine.
(d) The Wolf.

6. With whom does the narrator describe spending “that day round the chowder-kettle” in Section 10?
(a) Farmers and ranchers.
(b) Boatsmen and clam-diggers.
(c) Drunks and criminals.
(d) Bankers and businessmen.

7. The narrator states in Section 7, “Undrape! You are not guilty to me, nor stale nor” what?
(a) “Hated.”
(b) “Discarded.”
(c) “Forgotten.”
(d) “Ignored.”

8. Whitman writes in Section 1 of the poem that every what “belonging to me as good belongs to you”?
(a) “Bible.”
(b) “Element.”
(c) “Religion.”
(d) “Atom.”

9. The narrator asserts in Section 20, “In all people I see” what?
(a) “My sister.”
(b) “Myself.”
(c) “My mother.”
(d) “My father.”

10. The narrator asks the reader in Section 2, “Have you reckon’d” how many acres?
(a) 160.
(b) 320.
(c) 1,000.
(d) 640.

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

12. In the conclusion of Section 6, the narrator states that “to die is different from what any one supposed, and” what?
(a) “Pacifying.”
(b) “Quicker.”
(c) “Luckier.”
(d) “Painful.”

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

14. How many suns does the narrator claim there are left in Section 2?
(a) But a few.
(b) Dozens.
(c) A handful.
(d) Millions.

15. The narrator asserts in Section 18 that “battles are lost in the same spirit in which” what?
(a) “They are fought.”
(b) “They unfold.”
(c) “They are won.”
(d) “They are planned.”

Short Answer Questions

1. The narrator claims to “lean and loafe at my ease observing” what, in Section 1?

2. What is being carried in loads on the “slow-drawn wagon” in Section 9?

3. What sound is the “wild gander” cited as calling out as he passes in Section 14?

4. From where does the narrator describe following the movements of the men with sledges and hammers in the end of Section 12?

5. Where does the narrator say the “sharp-hoof’d moose” comes from in Section 14?

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