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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What covers the pages of this poem reflect what?
(a) The habitat of the beetles.
(b) The ways in which the beetles move.
(c) The food the beetles eat.
(d) The way the beetles think.
2. Where are the water boatmen headed?
(a) To the opposite shore.
(b) To the bottom of the pond.
(c) To the ocean.
(d) To the coral reef.
3. The sound of cicadas singing begins how?
(a) With a male cicada.
(b) With a single creature.
(c) With a chorus of cicadas.
(d) With two creatures.
4. How does "Requiem" end?
(a) By giving the insects homes.
(b) By giving the names of the insects who have died.
(c) By blaming people for the deaths of these insects.
(d) By giving the cause of death.
5. How long have the cicadas spent in the dark?
(a) Four years.
(b) Three years.
(c) Five years.
(d) Two years.
6. How do the two parts relate to the whirligig beetle?
(a) Reflect the laziness of the whirligig beetle.
(b) Reflect the joy felt by the whirligig beetle.
(c) Reflect the aggressiveness of the whirligig beetle.
(d) Reflect the movement of the whirligig beetle.
7. What do the water boatmen and the digger wasp have in common?
(c) They can swim.
(d) They can fly.
8. What does the digger wasp hope its children will do?
(a) Enjoy the food and shelter.
(b) Live long, happy lives.
(c) Realize the sacrifices the parent made for its children.
(d) Know how to take care of itself.
9. What is an important time of year in "Requiem?"
(a) Summer and the hot sun.
(b) Spring and the last frost.
(c) Fall and the first frost.
(d) Winter and the first snowfall.
10. "The Digger Wasp" is a very _________________ story.
11. The digger wasp creates what for its children?
(a) A shelter.
(b) A room.
(c) A bed.
(d) A nest.
12. The digger wasp feels _______________ that its offspring will understand the sacrifices it made for them.
13. What names are used to describe the water boatmen?
(a) Downhill skiers, speed skiers, and cross-country skiers.
(b) Ballerinas, danseurs, and primadonnas.
(c) Rescuers, scuba divers, and snorklers.
(d) Boatmen, cockswain, and oarsmen.
14. This group of people slaved away for the small _____________ population who controlled the country.
15. A great deal of imagery and expressive vocabulary is also used to describe the ____________ movements of these beetles.
Short Answer Questions
1. When read aloud by the two speakers, this poem creates a sense of what?
2. Why do the two parts do this?
3. This poem pays respect to these insects when?
4. With what are the pages of the whirligig beetle's poem covered?
5. Which bee believes life is relaxing and enjoyable?
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