Walt Whitman Quiz

Created by Jamie Wheeler

Walt Whitman Quiz

How much do you know about this influential poet, essayist, and journalist? Take the Walt Whitman quiz from eNotes to find out. Contains ten questions about the life and works of this great humanist.

  • Question 1

    At what age did Whitman leave home and begin supporting himself?

  • Question 2

    Who sent a young Whitman a five-page letter of encouragement?

  • Question 3

    In what capacity did Whitman serve during the Civil War?

  • Question 4

    True or False: Whitman was largely self taught

  • Question 5

    Whitman designed his own tombstone to be shaped like a house. What is written on it?

  • Question 6

    Whitman is often called the "father of ________ verse."

  • Question 7

    True or False: Whitman revised Leaves of Grass continuously up until his death

  • Question 8

    How did Whitman support himself as a teenager?

  • Question 9

    Which of the following is NOT one of the jobs Whitman held?

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