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

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

  • Question 2

    How did Whitman support himself as a teenager?

  • Question 3

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

  • Question 4

    True or False: Whitman was largely self taught

  • Question 5

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

  • Question 6

    In what capacity did Whitman serve during the Civil War?

  • Question 7

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

  • Question 8

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

  • Question 9

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

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