O Captain My Captain MCQ Quiz

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Are you ready to take this "O Captain My Captain MCQ quiz?" "O Captain! My Captain!" is an extended metaphor poem which is written by Walt Whitman in 1865, and it is about the death of a major U. S. President. Have you read this poem? If yes, then you should easily be able to pass this test. Try to score as high as you can on this quiz. If you can get a score of 80 percent or above, then that will be excellent.


O Captain My Captain Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

    Which President is "O Captain! My Captain" based on?

    • A.

      Andrew Jackson

    • B.

      George Washington

    • C.

      Abraham Lincoln

    • D.

      John Adams

    Correct Answer
    C. Abraham Lincoln
    Explanation
    The poem "O Captain! My Captain!" is based on the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. The poem was written by Walt Whitman as a tribute to Lincoln following his death. It uses nautical imagery to symbolize the nation's journey through the Civil War and the captain represents Lincoln himself. The poem mourns the loss of the beloved leader and expresses the collective grief felt by the American people.

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  • 2. 

    What consequence had the ship come upon?

    • A.

      Great stress.

    • B.

      Bad weather.

    • C.

      Death.

    • D.

      Everything was just right.

    Correct Answer
    A. Great stress.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Great stress." This implies that the ship encountered a situation or event that caused significant pressure or anxiety. It suggests that the ship faced a challenging or difficult circumstance, possibly related to its voyage or navigation. The other options, such as bad weather, death, or everything being just right, do not align with the idea of the ship coming upon a consequence.

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  • 3. 

    The story is connected with the ________ of Abraham Lincon.

    • A.

      Death

    • B.

      Birth

    • C.

      Childhood

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Death
    Explanation
    The story is connected with the death of Abraham Lincoln.

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  • 4. 

    What did the ship win?

    • A.

      Competition.

    • B.

      A Prize

    • C.

      Emancipation.

    • D.

      Ship design.

    Correct Answer
    B. A Prize
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A prize." It implies that the ship was able to secure a victory or success.

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  • 5. 

    After the death of the captain, what had dropped on the deck?

    • A.

      His knife.

    • B.

      His hat.

    • C.

      His blood.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    C. His blood.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "His blood." This is because the poem states, “O the bleeding drops of red, Where on the deck my Captain lies.”

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  • 6. 

    "Dear Father" means...

    • A.

      "Father of Our Nation"

    • B.

      "Our Country"

    • C.

      "God"

    • D.

      "Our People in Hands"

    Correct Answer
    A. "Father of Our Nation"
    Explanation
    The term "Dear Father" is commonly used to refer to someone who is respected, revered, and loved like a father figure. In this context, "Father of Our Nation" is the most appropriate answer as it signifies a person who is regarded as the fatherly figure of a nation or someone who has played a significant role in the formation and development of the country, in this case Abraham Lincoln. The other options like "Our Country", "God", and "Our People in hands" do not accurately capture the meaning conveyed by the term "Dear Father."

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  • 7. 

    What does it mean to "rise up and hear the bells?"

    • A.

      Nothing happens.

    • B.

      Destiny.

    • C.

      Spirits are always wondering.

    • D.

      Live again.

    Correct Answer
    D. Live again.
    Explanation
    The phrase "rise up and hear the bells" implies a sense of awakening and being alive. It suggests that one should be alert and attentive to the world around them, symbolized by the sound of bells. Therefore, the correct answer "Live again" captures the essence of this phrase, emphasizing the importance of being present and fully engaged in life.

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  • 8. 

    What are the feelings of the people after the death?

    • A.

      Happy and joyful.

    • B.

      Relaxed and calm.

    • C.

      Not affected

    • D.

      Helpful and depressed.

    Correct Answer
    D. Helpful and depressed.
    Explanation
    After someone's death, it is common for people to experience a range of emotions. They may feel helpful as they come together to support the bereaved family and assist with funeral arrangements or other practical matters. At the same time, they may also feel depressed due to the loss and the grief associated with it. These mixed feelings of wanting to help and feeling sadness are often observed in the aftermath of a death.

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  • 9. 

    What is "Will" being used as?

    • A.

      Spirit.

    • B.

      Alive.

    • C.

      Dead and gone.

    • D.

      Angle.

    Correct Answer
    A. Spirit.
    Explanation
    The word "Will" is being used as a synonym for "Spirit." In this context, "Will" refers to the inner essence or soul of a person, their determination, or their mental strength. It implies a sense of vitality, energy, and determination. The other options, such as "Alive," "Dead and gone," and "Angle," do not accurately represent the meaning of "Will" in this context.

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  • 10. 

    What is the meaning of "bugle?"

    • A.

      Instrument.

    • B.

      Decoration.

    • C.

      Angel.

    • D.

      Feelings and Emotions.

    Correct Answer
    A. Instrument.
    Explanation
    The word "bugle" refers to a musical instrument. It is a brass instrument similar to a trumpet, but it has a more conical shape and produces a more mellow sound. The term "bugle" can also be used to describe the sound produced by this instrument. It is commonly used in military ceremonies and is often associated with the playing of "Taps" at funerals.

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Heather is an educator, with four years of teaching experience. Heather graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Teaching. She is skilled in Teaching English as a Second Language and currently works as an Elementary School Teacher at Pinellas County Schools. She made a career transition one year ago to explore a new path in writing and copy editing. Heather's specialization lies in curriculum development and educational materials, but she maintains versatility to work across various industries. Known for her keen attention to detail and a deep passion for language, she possesses a sharp eye for precision.

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