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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do mayflies and fireflies have in common?
(a) They fly.
(b) They are born and die in the same water source.
(c) They light up.
(d) They live for one day.

2. How do the water striders react to the consequences of trying to teach others to walk on water?
(a) Surprised.
(b) Worried.
(c) Annoyed.
(d) Angered.

3. What is significant about the answer to number 38?
(a) It makes a firefly very similar to other species of insects.
(b) It makes a firefly very dangerous.
(c) It makes a firefly seem scary and strange.
(d) It makes a firefly truly distinct among insects.

4. How does the poet specifically use this literary device?
(a) He has compared the firefly to Degas.
(b) He has represented fireflies as the green army of the night sky.
(c) He has exaggerated the abilities of the firefly.
(d) He has placed verbs beginning with the same letter adjacent to each other.

5. 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) One person reads the odd chapters, while the other person reads the even ones.
(c) Each person takes turns reading a paragraph.
(d) Each person takes turns reading a line.

6. "Grasshoppers" is written so that the readers do what?
(a) Speak slowly and quietly.
(b) Speak very quickly and loudly.
(c) Say the same thing.
(d) Say very different things.

7. "Water Striders" describes the _________ action of this insect.
(a) Detailed.
(b) Difficult.
(c) Simple.
(d) Complicated.

8. What is the definition of the literary device that is the answer to number 42?
(a) A figure of speech involving exaggeration.
(b) The repetition of the initial consonant with at least two repetitions in a row.
(c) A reference to a famous person or event in life or literature.
(d) A symbolic representation.

9. How are these two book lice opposites?
(a) They are from different rooms in the house.
(b) They were born several months apart.
(c) They have contrasting reading interests.
(d) They are two different kinds of book lice.

10. What kind of poem is "Moth's Serenade?"
(a) A Haiku.
(b) A factual poem.
(c) A love poem.
(d) An educational poem.

11. "Grasshoppers" describes the grasshoppers' _______________ movements and energy.
(a) Slow.
(b) Lazy.
(c) Bounding.
(d) Circular.

12. How does the poet help the reader relate to fireflies?
(a) He compares the fireflies to dancers.
(b) He compare the fireflies to athletes.
(c) He compares the fireflies to artists.
(d) He compares the fireflies to musicians.

13. What happened after the two book lice met?
(a) They got into a fight.
(b) They shared a book as a home.
(c) They fell in love.
(d) They tried to move to separate shelves.

14. What are the homes of the lice?
(a) Books by famous authors.
(b) Encyclopedias.
(c) Fruits.
(d) Children's heads.

15. Do the poet's descriptive words and vivid imagery effectively describe the distinct light of the firefly?
(a) No, not at all.
(b) Yes.
(c) No, not very well.
(d) Mostly.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does this poem about book lice introduce to the reader?

2. The water strider's ability to walk on water hints at what?

3. The poet compares the firefly to what?

4. What do the water striders call those they attempt to teach to walk on water?

5. According to this poem, what do the book lice and the moth have in common?

(see the answer keys)

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