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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does the poet accurately describe the behavior of a moth in this poem?
(a) By describing the way the moth moves.
(b) By giving it human emotions and feelings.
(c) By comparing the moth's movements to music.
(d) By having the two speakers talk at the same time.

2. Humans can _________________ over people and things, much like the moth in "The Moth's Serenade."
(a) Worry.
(b) Become sad.
(c) Become angry.
(d) Obsess.

3. How do the reactions of other insects compare to others in history regarding this feat?
(a) Only certain types of people can walk on water.
(b) Jesus' disciples were also shocked that Jesus could walk on water.
(c) Many people throughout history could walk on water.
(d) People are jealous of those who can walk on water.

4. The poet compares the firefly to what?
(a) Reading, writing, and arithmetic.
(b) Ink, calligraphy, and penmanship.
(c) Swimming, stroking, and gliding.
(d) Dancing, twirling, and bounding.

5. How do the mayflies view their lives?
(a) As a relatively long time.
(b) As a waste of time.
(c) As entirely too long.
(d) As a relatively short time.

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

7. How are people like the mayfly?
(a) Most people rush through life, frantically trying to fit in as much as possible.
(b) Most people lazily drift through life.
(c) Most people do not think about the consequences of their actions.
(d) Most people do not think about others as they speed through life.

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

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

10. How else do they spend their time?
(a) Attacking other insects.
(b) Raising their children.
(c) Mating.
(d) Swimming.

11. What is the mood of "Mayflies?"
(a) Frantic.
(b) Lazy.
(c) Calm.
(d) Bored.

12. Besides F, what are three other frequently used letters in "Fireflies?"
(a) Q, V, and Z.
(b) G, P, and S.
(c) I, A, and E.
(d) W, R, and T.

13. Each poem is about a ___________ of insects.
(a) Family.
(b) Group.
(c) Species.
(d) Flock.

14. According to this poem, what else do the moth and the book lice have in common?
(a) They interact with man-made environments.
(b) They are carnivores.
(c) They live in people's homes.
(d) They are attracted to light.

15. Why do these two book lice compromise?
(a) They like to compromise.
(b) They have to share a shelf.
(c) They are in love.
(d) They have to share a book.

Short Answer Questions

1. What aspects of humanity can be learned from the book lice poem?

2. What do mayflies and fireflies have in common?

3. How is the letter F important in "Fireflies?"

4. How do the letters that are the answer to number 54 have emphasis placed on them?

5. What does the vocabulary in "Grasshoppers" do for the readers?

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