Democratic Vistas by Walt Whitman: Summary & Theme


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What was Whitman's solution to the dismal state of affairs he found in United States?

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1. What was Walt Whitman's most important and most celebrated literary work in addition to Democratic Vistas?

2. What was the immediate historical context in which Whitman penned Democratic Vistas?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Walt Whitman produced several thought-provoking contributions to literature, and this quiz measures how well you comprehend his reasons for writing Democratic Vistas. Questions on the quiz ask for specific names of publications and people Whitman knew, but some of the questions also ask you to show connections between the period in which Whitman was writing with his purpose for writing this text.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

By working with these tools, you can test your knowledge of the following:

  • Whitman's solution to the state of the nation
  • Other works by this writer
  • The historical time period when the text was published
  • A writer Whitman disagreed with
  • Name of the publication that printed Democratic Vistas

Skills Practiced

Making use of this quiz and worksheet combo will let you sharpen the following skills:

  • Making connections - use your understanding of the emotional state of America and link that to Whitman's solution
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding this historical era and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding who published the text

Additional Learning

You can touch on all of these answers along with supplemental information in the connected lesson, Democratic Vistas by Walt Whitman: Summary & Theme. Topics other than the quiz answers are as follows:

  • Brief biography of Walt Whitman
  • Titles of the three essays that make the text
  • Lingering feudalism
  • Whitman's description of the primary problem in America
  • Structure of Democratic Vistas