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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.”

2. The narrator states in Section 30 that logic and what “never convince”?
(a) Morals.
(b) Sermons.
(c) Destiny.
(d) Wisdom.

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

4. What does the poet say he opens at night to “see the far-sprinkled systems” in Section 45?
(a) A prism.
(b) A telescope.
(c) A scuttle.
(d) A pismire.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What “send their old heat against my approach,” according to the poet in Section 31?

2. The poet says in Section 44, “I am an acme of things accomplish’d, and I am an enclose of” what?

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

4. The poet asserts in Section 25, “Come now I will not be tantalized, you conceive too much of” what?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What conclusions does the poet reach in Section 31?

2. How does the poet relate truth and nature in Sections 30 and 31?

3. What is the purpose of the religious allusion in Sections 41 and 42 of the poem?

4. With what characters does the narrator relate in Section 37?

5. Where does the poet “stand” in Section 44? What conclusion has he reached?

6. What does the poet tell the world’s “priests” in Section 43?

7. What war is described in Sections 35 and 36? How does the poet describe the aftermath of the battle?

8. With what individuals does the poet relate in Section 33?

9. How does Whitman address the faults of mankind in Section 32?

10. What sense and expression is discussed in the opening of Section 25?

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