You Know Walt Whitman?

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You Know Walt Whitman? - Quiz

Walt Whitman was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon. Think you know more about him? Take this Quiz


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  • 1. 

    When was Walt Whitman born?

    • A.

      1719

    • B.

      1819

    • C.

      1919

    • D.

      1920

    Correct Answer
    B. 1819
    Explanation
    Walt Whitman was born in 1819.

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  • 2. 

    When did he die?

    • A.

      1892..

    • B.

      1893

    • C.

      1894

    • D.

      1895

    Correct Answer
    A. 1892..
    Explanation
    The answer is 1892 because it is the only option provided in the question.

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  • 3. 

    Which of his poetry works was described as obscene for its sexual content?

    • A.

      Shades of Red

    • B.

      Leaves of grass

    • C.

      Temptation of Eve

    • D.

      None of above

    Correct Answer
    A. Shades of Red
    Explanation
    Shades of Red is the correct answer because it is described as obscene for its sexual content. This suggests that the poetry work contains explicit or graphic sexual content that is considered offensive or inappropriate by some individuals or groups.

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  • 4. 

    Where was he born?

    • A.

      Long Island

    • B.

      Bermuda Island

    • C.

      Sun city Island

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Long Island
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Long Island because it is stated in the options provided. It is the only option that matches the question "Where was he born?" The other options, Bermuda Island and Sun city Island, are not mentioned in the question and therefore cannot be considered as correct answers. "None of the above" is also not a valid answer because Long Island is one of the options provided.

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  • 5. 

    When did Mr. Whitman begin his writing what would later be described as obscene for its sexual content?

    • A.

      1847

    • B.

      1848

    • C.

      1849

    • D.

      1850

    Correct Answer
    D. 1850
    Explanation
    Mr. Whitman began his writing what would later be described as obscene for its sexual content in 1850.

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  • 6. 

    What is the name of the poem he published during the civil war?

    • A.

      Fight-fight kill

    • B.

      Death keeps knocking

    • C.

      Sing-Sing to me

    • D.

      Beat Beat drums

    Correct Answer
    D. Beat Beat drums
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Beat Beat drums." This poem was published by the poet Walt Whitman during the Civil War. It reflects the chaotic and violent nature of war, with the repeated use of the words "beat" and "drums" symbolizing the relentless and aggressive nature of the conflict. The poem captures the sense of urgency and the call to action that characterized the war period.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these duties did Mr. Whitman volunteer as during the civil war days?

    • A.

      Writer for a public journal

    • B.

      Fighter for the American Army

    • C.

      Nurse for the army hospital

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Nurse for the army hospital
    Explanation
    During the civil war days, Mr. Whitman volunteered as a nurse for the army hospital. This means that he provided medical care and assistance to the wounded soldiers. This role was crucial during the war as it involved tending to the injured and helping them recover. Mr. Whitman's decision to volunteer as a nurse demonstrates his dedication to helping others and contributing to the war effort in a meaningful way.

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  • 8. 

    Which of these health conditions did Whitman suffer in 1873?

    • A.

      Partial Stroke

    • B.

      Cancer

    • C.

      Paralytic stroke

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Paralytic stroke
    Explanation
    In 1873, Whitman suffered from a paralytic stroke. This health condition refers to a sudden interruption of blood flow to the brain, leading to the loss of function in certain parts of the body. It can cause paralysis, weakness, and difficulty in speaking or understanding speech. Whitman's experience with a paralytic stroke in 1873 affected his overall health and contributed to his declining physical condition during that time.

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  • 9. 

    Mr. Whitman prepared a final edition of one of his early poems nicknamed?

    • A.

      Death-Bed Edition..

    • B.

      Final Days

    • C.

      What a life

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Death-Bed Edition..
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Death-Bed Edition." This nickname suggests that Mr. Whitman prepared the final version of one of his early poems on his deathbed. This implies that the poem was significant and important to him, as he made sure to finalize it before his passing.

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  • 10. 

    Where was Walter born?

    • A.

      New York

    • B.

      New Jersey

    • C.

      Las Vegas

    • D.

      Los Angeles

    Correct Answer
    A. New York
    Explanation
    Walter was born in New York.

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