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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How do the water striders react to the consequences of trying to teach others to walk on water?
2. Can humans relate to the mayfly's short time on earth?
(d) Not usually.
3. How did other types of insects react to the water strider's abilities?
(a) They were somewhat shocked.
(b) They were jealous.
(c) They were not surprised.
(d) They were annoyed.
4. What is the mood of "Fireflies?"
5. "The Moth's Serenade" tells of what?
(a) The moth's curiosity regarding the fly swatter.
(b) The moth's interest in other insects.
(c) The moth's obsessive love for the porch light.
(d) The moth's obsession with peanut butter.
6. What does the water strider feel when its students cannot perform its special skill?
7. Who reads which part of this book?
(a) One person reads the lines on the left, while the other person reads the lines on the right.
(b) Each person takes turns reading a paragraph.
(c) Each person takes turns reading a line.
(d) One person reads the odd chapters, while the other person reads the even ones.
8. When do the speakers say this, in regards to the answer to number 14?
(a) At the same time.
(b) One right after the other.
(c) Very slowly at the same time.
(d) Only one at a time with space in between.
9. What kind of poem is "Moth's Serenade?"
(a) A factual poem.
(b) A love poem.
(c) A Haiku.
(d) An educational poem.
10. What does the moth do throughout the entirety of this poem?
(a) It serenades the porch light.
(b) It asks other insects questions.
(c) It complains about the porch light.
(d) It eats peanut butter.
11. Unlike "Grasshoppers," "Water Striders" is from the perspective of whom?
(a) A human.
(b) A group of water striders.
(c) A grasshopper.
(d) One of the water striders.
12. How do the mayflies view their lives?
(a) As entirely too long.
(b) As a waste of time.
(c) As a relatively short time.
(d) As a relatively long time.
13. After the results of the water strider's attempts to teach others to walk on water, why might the water striders want to continue "teaching" others to walk on water?
(a) They have nothing better to do.
(b) They do not want to give up on their desire to teach others to walk on water.
(c) They want to make others fall in the water.
(d) They think it is funny to see others fall in the water.
14. Why does the mayfly feel nostalgia?
(a) For its youth.
(b) It does not feel nostalgic.
(c) For its family.
(d) For its friends.
15. What is the mood of "The Moth's Serenade?"
Short Answer Questions
1. According to this poem, what else do the moth and the book lice have in common?
2. The descriptive words and the use of ____________________ reflects the moths' intense feelings.
3. How do the letters that are the answer to number 54 have emphasis placed on them?
4. Do the poet's descriptive words and vivid imagery effectively describe the distinct light of the firefly?
5. "Water Striders" describes the _________ action of this insect.
This section contains 554 words
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