"Oh Captain! My Captain" - "I Saw Old General At Bay"

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"Oh Captain! My Captain" - "I Saw Old General At Bay"

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which phrase most expresses the difficult time the ship has had in “O Captain! My Captain!”?  
    • A. 

      “O Captain!”

    • B. 

      “our fearful trip”

    • C. 

      “prize we sought”

    • D. 

      “the bells I hear”

  • 2. 
    What sound welcomes the ship as it arrives in port in “O Captain! My Captain!”?  
    • A. 

      Bells ringing

    • B. 

      Wind blowing

    • C. 

      A heart beating

    • D. 

      The Captain falling

  • 3. 
    Whitman describes the Captain’s death as a dream because he ...  
    • A. 

      Realizes that the Captain is still alive

    • B. 

      Remembers a dream about the Captain

    • C. 

      Only imagines seeing the Captain dead

    • D. 

      Wishes so much that it were only a dream

  • 4. 
    Which piece of historical background for “O Captain! My Captain!” best explains the following line of the poem?  My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will,
    • A. 

      President Lincoln’s death was tragic.

    • B. 

      The poet took care of injured soldiers.

    • C. 

      The poet had many feelings about the war.

    • D. 

      The Civil War ended in the spring of 1865.

  • 5. 
    What is the speaker doing at the end of “O Captain! My Captain!”?  
    • A. 

      Standing on shore

    • B. 

      Ringing the ship’s bell

    • C. 

      Falling from the deck

    • D. 

      Walking the deck sadly

  • 6. 
    The repetition of the phrase "fallen cold and dead" emphasizes what idea?  
    • A. 

      Speaker’s anger at the victory celebration

    • B. 

      Way the speaker walks around the Captain

    • C. 

      Speaker’s desire to tell the news of the death

    • D. 

      Importance of the tragic death to the speaker

  • 7. 
    Why is there an emergency in “I Saw Old General at Bay”?  
    • A. 

      Enemy troops surround the soldiers.

    • B. 

      Too few soldiers volunteer.

    • C. 

      The general cannot see.

    • D. 

      Night is coming on.

  • 8. 
    The number of volunteers in “I Saw Old General at Bay” shows that  
    • A. 

      Everyone wants to escape death

    • B. 

      The general makes his men fearful

    • C. 

      The soldiers are loyal to the general

    • D. 

      Everyone wants to fight to the death

  • 9. 
    The selected volunteers respond to getting their instructions in “I Saw Old General at Bay” by  
    • A. 

      Becoming afraid

    • B. 

      Changing their minds

    • C. 

      Doubting the adjutant

    • D. 

      Listening very carefully

  • 10. 
    The leader in each poem has earned  
    • A. 

      Cheering

    • B. 

      Death

    • C. 

      Loyalty

    • D. 

      Victory