Walt Whitman
  • 1. When was Walt Whitman born?
A) 1855
B) 1819
C) 1799
D) 1830
  • 2. What was Walt Whitman's occupation?
A) Teacher
B) Politician
C) Poet
D) Doctor
  • 3. Which war heavily influenced Whitman's poetry?
A) American Civil War
B) War of 1812
C) Vietnam War
D) World War I
  • 4. What is the title of Walt Whitman's most famous poetry collection?
A) The Waste Land
B) Leaves of Grass
C) White Noise
D) Paradise Lost
  • 5. What was the first edition of 'Leaves of Grass' like when originally published in 1855?
A) 12 poems
B) 50 poems
C) 100 poems
D) 1 poem
  • 6. What literary movement is Walt Whitman often associated with?
A) Transcendentalism
B) Romanticism
C) Surrealism
D) Dadaism
  • 7. In which of the following cities did Walt Whitman live and work for a significant part of his life?
A) Chicago
B) San Francisco
C) Brooklyn
D) New Orleans
  • 8. What is the famous opening line of 'Song of Myself' by Walt Whitman?
A) To be or not to be,
B) I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
C) It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,
D) Roses are red, violets are blue,
  • 9. What did Emerson say after reading 'Leaves of Grass'?
A) I never want to speak with you again.
B) You should give up writing.
C) I greet you at the beginning of a great career.
D) This is terrible poetry.
  • 10. What is the term used to describe Whitman's technique of addressing the reader directly?
A) Metaphor
B) Simile
C) Alliteration
D) Apostrophe
  • 11. Which of the following genres did Whitman not explore in his writing?
A) Letter Writing
B) Elegy
C) Epic Poetry
D) Science Fiction
  • 12. What was Whitman's stance on the idea of immortality?
A) He believed only in the immortality of historical figures.
B) He didn't consider the concept of immortality in his work.
C) He thought it was impossible to achieve immortality.
D) He believed in the immortality of the soul.
  • 13. Which of the following was not an aspect of Whitman's personal life?
A) Married with children
B) Traveling
C) Journalism
D) Homosexuality
  • 14. Where was Walt Whitman born?
A) Chicago, Illinois
B) West Hills, New York
C) Boston, Massachusetts
D) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 15. What year was Walt Whitman's 'Leaves of Grass' first published?
A) 1855
B) 1929
C) 1776
D) 1900
  • 16. Where did Walt Whitman spend the latter part of his life?
A) Savannah, Georgia
B) Los Angeles, California
C) London, England
D) Camden, New Jersey
  • 17. What form of verse did Walt Whitman pioneer in American poetry?
A) Limerick
B) Free verse
C) Sonnet
D) Haiku
  • 18. Who designed the cover for the first edition of Walt Whitman's 'Leaves of Grass'?
A) Leonardo da Vinci
B) Pablo Picasso
C) Vincent van Gogh
D) Whitman himself
  • 19. Which famous author praised Whitman's poetry and called him 'an immense man'?
A) Emily Dickinson
B) Mark Twain
C) Edgar Allan Poe
D) Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • 20. Which president did Whitman mourn greatly after his assassination in 1865?
A) Andrew Jackson
B) Abraham Lincoln
C) Thomas Jefferson
D) John F. Kennedy
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