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

2. What does the narrator call those on guard when he tells them to “Look to your arms!” in Section 37?
(a) Whiners.
(b) Laggards.
(c) Mockers.
(d) Fibbers.

3. The narrator says in Section 25, “My voice goes after what my” what “cannot reach”?
(a) “Eyes.”
(b) “Nose.”
(c) “Fingertips.”
(d) “Lips.”

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

5. Who does the author say “embody themselves in me and I am embodied in them” at the end of Section 37?
(a) “Saints.”
(b) “Askers.”
(c) “Givers.”
(d) “Takers.”

6. What archaic word in Section 31 refers to an ant?
(a) Pismire.
(b) Concubine.
(c) Amoeba.
(d) Scquttle.

7. The poet says in Section 40, “To cotton-field drudge or” whom does he lean?
(a) “Cleaner of privies.”
(b) “Fixer of tractors.”
(c) “Gutter of fish.”
(d) “Birther of animals.”

8. The narrator describes the judge in Section 26 as “with hands tight to the desk, his pallid lips pronouncing” what?
(a) “A life-sentence.”
(b) “A minimum sentence.”
(c) “A death-sentence.”
(d) “Community service.”

9. What is referred to as “a chef-d’oeuvre for the highest” in Section 31?
(a) “The ground squirrel.”
(b) “The flying fish.”
(c) “The water bird.”
(d) “The tree-toad.”

10. What creature “in his tough pimples sleeps by the bayou” in Section 33?
(a) The owl.
(b) The wild boar.
(c) The alligator.
(d) The frog.

11. The poet says in Section 25, “Dazzling and tremendous how quick the sun-rise would kill me, if I could not now and always” do what?
(a) “Send sun-rise out of me.”
(b) “Seek out a shadow.”
(c) “Hide in a fog.”
(d) “Produce my own clouds.”

12. The poet proclaims in Section 42, “This is the city and I am one of the” what?
(a) “Citizens.”
(b) “Caretakers.”
(c) “Leaders.”
(d) “Children.”

13. The poet describes taking himself “the exact dimensions of” whom, in Section 41?
(a) Odin.
(b) Hercules.
(c) Jehovah.
(d) Zeus.

14. The poet claims in Section 47, “I swear I will never again mention” what “inside a house”?
(a) “Religion or politics.”
(b) “Fact or fiction.”
(c) “News or gossip.”
(d) “Love or death.”

15. The poet tells the dying in Section 40, “I dilate you with” what?
(a) “Tremendous breath.”
(b) “Piercing stare.”
(c) “Lashing words.”
(d) “Extreme scorn.”

Short Answer Questions

1. To whom does the poet say “I might tell how I like you, but cannot” in Section 40?

2. What adjective describes the city’s houses in the beginning of Section 33?

3. The poet begins Section 41 with the statement, “I am he bringing help for the sick as they pant on their backs, And for strong upright men I bring” what?

4. What word does Whitman use in Section 43 to refer to a Mesoamerican pyramid surmounted by a temple?

5. The poet asks the reader in the opening of Section 35, “Would you hear of an old-time” what?

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