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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What are the cicadas celebrating?
(b) Life above ground.
(c) Life out of the tree.
2. "Requiem" is, unlike many of the other poems in this book. How?
(a) It is very angry.
(b) It is very humorous.
(c) It is very confident.
(d) It is very solemn and serious.
3. This sense reflects the movements of the whirligig beetle where?
(a) In the sand.
(b) In the air.
(c) In the trees.
(d) In the water.
4. Why is the answer to number 90 repeated in the poem?
(a) This repetition shows how important these insects are.
(b) This repetition creates the rhythm of the insects' oars as they slice through the water.
(c) This repetition shows how fast the boatmen must swim.
(d) This repetition is meant to annoy the reader.
5. "Requiem" is a _______________.
(c) Persuasive speech.
6. How can people relate to the worker bee?
(a) Many people are lazy and like to lay around all day.
(b) Many people work for a queen.
(c) Many people make honey.
(d) Many people work hard and do not feel they get their just reward.
7. A great deal of imagery and expressive vocabulary is also used to describe the ____________ movements of these beetles.
8. How does the worker bee spend his days?
(a) Lounging around or laying eggs.
(b) Slaving away to provide for the hive.
(c) Flying around the hive looking for a mate.
(d) Eating bonbons and watching movies.
9. The poet names _________________ insect species.
(b) Many different.
(c) Very few.
(d) Very similar.
10. What are three words used to describe the whirligig beetle's movements?
(a) Merry-go-rounds, swerving, wheeling.
(b) Zigzag, lightning, jagged.
(c) Straight as a pencil, a line, sharp.
(d) Slow, languid, lazy.
11. The digger wasp creates what for its children?
(a) A nest.
(b) A shelter.
(c) A bed.
(d) A room.
12. How can the lives of the two different bees in this poem be described?
(a) As identical.
(b) As very different.
(c) As exciting.
(d) As very similar.
13. How are people like the digger wasp?
(a) People have wings.
(b) People are insects.
(c) People never live to see their offspring.
(d) People also make sacrifices for each other.
14. For what else does the digger wasp prepare?
(a) Its death.
(b) Additions to its family.
(c) A move to a new home.
(d) The coming of winter.
15. How are the lives of the two types of bees similar?
(a) They protect the hive.
(b) They make honey.
(c) They play their part in keeping the hive thriving.
(d) They lay eggs.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why do the two parts do this?
2. For much of human history the largest group within a culture was the __________.
3. For whom is "Requiem?"
4. Where are the water boatmen headed?
5. The poet creates what between the two readers in "Cicadas?"
This section contains 511 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)