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. The narrator states in Section 46, “My signs are a rain-proof coat, good shoes, and” what?
(a) “A hat of straw.”
(b) “A belt made of leather.”
(c) “Lambskin gloves.”
(d) “A stiff cut from the woods.”

2. The poet describes “considering a curl of smoke or a hair on the back of my hand just as curious as any” what, in Section 41?
(a) “Revelation.”
(b) “Bible.”
(c) “Woman.”
(d) “Child.”

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

4. The narrator claims in Section 33, “I am the hounded slave, I wince at the bite of” what?
(a) “The bugs.”
(b) “The snakes.”
(c) “The dogs.”
(d) “Man.”

5. To what does the narrator say in Section 40, “You seem to look for something at my hands”?
(a) “Fire.”
(b) “Earth.”
(c) “Water.”
(d) “Wind.”

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

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

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

9. The narrator states “Now I will do nothing but” what, in the opening of Section 26?
(a) “Yell.”
(b) “Listen.”
(c) “Stare.”
(d) “Wonder.”

10. 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.”

11. The narrator contends that he is the teacher of what, in the opening of Section 47?
(a) Athletes.
(b) Teachers.
(c) Historians.
(d) Scientists.

12. What instrument is described as “the young man’s heart’s complaint” in Section 26?
(a) The clarinet.
(b) The bass.
(c) The violoncello.
(d) The flute.

13. The poet describes outbidding what “old cautious” characters in Section 41?
(a) Scuttlers.
(b) Visionaries.
(c) Hucksters.
(d) Sailors.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What “cuts like a black chip out of the water,” according to the poet in Section 33?

2. Who is described as the son of Kronos in Section 41?

3. To whom does the narrator say the sentries have left him helpless in Section 28?

4. The narrator claims in Section 26 that the “orchestra whirls me wider than” what?

5. What is referred to as “a chef-d’oeuvre for the highest” in Section 31?

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