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. Who is described as the son of Kronos in Section 41?
(a) Odin.
(b) Midas.
(c) Zeus.
(d) Hercules.

2. Of whom does the narrator say he “is closest to me, he knows me well” in Section 47?
(a) “The young mechanic.”
(b) “The red-skinned trapper.”
(c) “The wolf father.”
(d) “The old priest.”

3. The poet states in Section 27, “I merely stir, press, feel with my fingers, and am” what?
(a) “Saddened.”
(b) “Happy.”
(c) “Curious.”
(d) “Amazed.”

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

5. The narrator says in Section 34 that he will now tell what he knew in what location in early youth?
(a) Montana.
(b) Texas.
(c) Nevada.
(d) Colorado.

6. 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) “Hide in a fog.”
(b) “Produce my own clouds.”
(c) “Send sun-rise out of me.”
(d) “Seek out a shadow.”

7. What sound is described as emanating from flames in Section 26?
(a) “Gossip.”
(b) “Whistling.”
(c) “Crackling.”
(d) “Whooshing.”

8. Three of what are “whizzing in a row from three lusty angels with shirts bagg'd out at their waists” in Section 41?
(a) “Scythes.”
(b) “Whips.”
(c) “Scarves.”
(d) “Brooms.”

9. What does the poet refer to as “the sound I love,” in Section 26?
(a) “The sound of the cooing dove.”
(b) “The sound of the human voice.”
(c) “The sound of the howling wind.”
(d) “The sound of the baby’s sigh.”

10. The poet says in Section 44, “I am an acme of things accomplish’d, and I am an enclose of” what?
(a) “The impossible.”
(b) “Things forgotten.”
(c) “Things to be.”
(d) “Things remembered.”

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

12. What “cuts like a black chip out of the water,” according to the poet in Section 33?
(a) “The shell of the clam.”
(b) “The wing of the ray.”
(c) “The beak of the octopus.”
(d) “The fin of the shark.”

13. The poet asserts in Section 25, “Come now I will not be tantalized, you conceive too much of” what?
(a) “Godliness.”
(b) “Willingness.”
(c) “Beauty.”
(d) “Articulation.”

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. “Words” are described as being as “simple as” what, in Section 39?

4. What advice does the narrator give to the “dear son” in Section 46?

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

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