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.

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

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  2. How did Whitman support himself as a teenager?

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  3. In what capacity did Whitman serve during the Civil War?

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

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  5. True or False: Whitman was largely self taught

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

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

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

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

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