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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The descriptive words and the use of ____________________ reflects the moths' intense feelings.
(a) Italics.
(b) Exclamation points.
(c) Capital letters.
(d) Bold print.

2. Like the mayfly, people often have feelings of nostalgia towards what?
(a) Their youth.
(b) Their friends.
(c) Their families.
(d) People do not feel nostalgic.

3. What is the water strider's special skill?
(a) It can dive into deep water.
(b) It can walk on water.
(c) It can glow in the dark.
(d) It can fly.

4. According to this poem, what do the book lice and the moth have in common?
(a) They are nervous.
(b) They eat the glue from book bindings.
(c) They fly.
(d) They are in love.

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

6. "Mayflies" ________________ tells of the brief life of the mayfly.
(a) Dramatically.
(b) Angrily.
(c) Matter-of-factly.
(d) Sadly.

7. In this poem, the viewer is ________________ the grasshoppers.
(a) One of.
(b) Observing the actions of.
(c) Ignoring.
(d) Hunting.

8. Are the water striders able to successfully teach others to walk on water?
(a) Yes.
(b) Sometimes.
(c) No.
(d) Usually.

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

10. Whom do the water striders try to teach to walk on water?
(a) Other insect species.
(b) Young water striders.
(c) People.
(d) Small mammals.

11. To what else does the poet also compare the firefly?
(a) Acting, shouting, ordering others around.
(b) Singing, vocalizing, and warbling.
(c) Painting and brush strokes.
(d) Zipping, zooming, and zany behavior.

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

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

14. What does the moth do throughout the entirety of this poem?
(a) It asks other insects questions.
(b) It eats peanut butter.
(c) It complains about the porch light.
(d) It serenades the porch light.

15. Unlike "Grasshoppers," "Water Striders" is from the perspective of whom?
(a) A group of water striders.
(b) A grasshopper.
(c) One of the water striders.
(d) A human.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. "Water Striders" asks whether this insect's ability to walk on water is what?

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

4. How do the mayflies view their lives?

5. _______________ are used to help people to better understand the insect world around them.

(see the answer keys)

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