Song of Myself Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What adjective describes the city’s houses in the beginning of Section 33?
(a) Quadrangular.
(b) Obtuse.
(c) Triangular.
(d) Rectangular.

2. Herds of what animals “make a crawling spread of the square miles far and near” in Section 33?
(a) Cattle.
(b) Deer.
(c) Buffalo.
(d) Elk.

3. The poet says in Section 31, “In vain the buzzard houses herself with” what?
(a) “Bark and moss.”
(b) “The clouds.”
(c) “The sky.”
(d) “Sticks and leaves.”

4. What are described as “making a rush for my veins” in Section 28?
(a) “Winds of worry.”
(b) “Flames and ether.”
(c) “Chariots of fire.”
(d) “Curtains of gold.”

5. The narrator says in Section 46, “This day before dawn I ascended a hill and look’d at” what?
(a) “The crowded heaven.”
(b) “The waking animals.”
(c) “The empty lands.”
(d) “The rushing rivers.”

6. The poet writes in Section 48, “And I say to any man or woman, Let your soul stand cool and composed before” what?
(a) “The fire of Satan.”
(b) “The face of God.”
(c) “The minister and judge.”
(d) “A million universes.”

7. What does the narrator claim “indicates the moment” in Section 44?
(a) “The shadows.”
(b) “The stars.”
(c) “The sun.”
(d) “The clock.”

8. Who is described with the line, “Wherever he goes men and women accept and desire him” in Section 39?
(a) “The friendly and flowing savage.”
(b) “The saintly priest.”
(c) “The ancient warrior.”
(d) “The god of the shepherds.”

9. What creature “suns his flabby length on a rock” in Section 33?
(a) The rattlesnake.
(b) The seal.
(c) The bear.
(d) The alligator.

10. The poet announces in Section 40, “To any one dying, thither I speed and twist” what?
(a) “The hand of the attic.”
(b) “The sword in the cloud.”
(c) “The knob of the door.”
(d) “The knife in the wound.”

11. The poet asks the reader in the opening of Section 35, “Would you hear of an old-time” what?
(a) “Land fight?”
(b) “Sea-fight?”
(c) “Sky-fight?”
(d) “Swamp fight?”

12. According to the poet in Section 31, what “would adorn the parlors of heaven”?
(a) “Alpine strawberries.”
(b) “Orange tulips.”
(c) “White roses.”
(d) “The running blackberry.”

13. What advice does the narrator give to the “dear son” in Section 46?
(a) “Buck up and get ready.”
(b) “Shoulder your duds.”
(c) “Imagine the future.”
(d) “Face the east.”

14. What is described as “the cataract falling like a veil over my countenance” in Section 33?
(a) Bridal Veil Falls.
(b) The Nile.
(c) Niagara.
(d) The Atlantic Ocean.

15. The poet claims in Section 48 that “whoever walks a furlong without” what “walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud”?
(a) “Learning.”
(b) “Appreciation.”
(c) “Chivalry.”
(d) “Sympathy.”

Short Answer Questions

1. The narrator states “Now I will do nothing but” what, in the opening of Section 26?

2. What “is drawn on the slip-noose” in Section 33?

3. The poet proclaims in Section 44, “What is known I” do what to?

4. What sound is described as emanating from flames in Section 26?

5. What animal “walks to and fro on a limb overhead” in Section 33?

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