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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What names are used to describe the water boatmen?
(a) Ballerinas, danseurs, and primadonnas.
(b) Boatmen, cockswain, and oarsmen.
(c) Downhill skiers, speed skiers, and cross-country skiers.
(d) Rescuers, scuba divers, and snorklers.
2. What happens when the water boatmen reach their destination?
(a) They start families.
(b) They turn around and head back to where they came from.
(c) They are allowed to rest.
(d) They die.
3. How does the worker bee spend his days?
(a) Slaving away to provide for the hive.
(b) Flying around the hive looking for a mate.
(c) Lounging around or laying eggs.
(d) Eating bonbons and watching movies.
4. How can the lives of the two different bees in this poem be described?
(a) As very different.
(b) As very similar.
(c) As identical.
(d) As exciting.
5. "Honeybees" is quite different from the previous poems. Why?
(a) The bee is unhappy.
(b) The lives of all bees is not equal.
(c) The mood is not humorous.
(d) There are two insects in this poem.
6. What is another mood of "Honeybees"?
(b) Relaxed and happy.
7. What else does the digger wasp prepare for its children?
8. What tool is used by the poet to express the beetles' qualities?
(a) The repetition of words in the poem.
(b) The unison sections of the two speakers' parts.
(c) The overlapping of the two speakers' parts.
(d) The simple language found in this poem.
9. "Cicadas" is a poem that gives purpose and reason to what?
(a) The birth of cicadas.
(b) The raucous noise made by cicadas in the summer.
(c) The happiness that cicadas feel.
(d) The finding of cicada exoskeletons on the ground.
10. What do the water boatmen and the digger wasp have in common?
(a) They can fly.
(b) They can swim.
11. "Cicadas" tells of the _________ that cicadas feel.
12. "The Digger Wasp" tells of the life of a digger wasp as it prepares for what?
(b) The spring floods.
(c) The end of summer.
(d) The arrival of its offspring.
13. How are people like the digger wasp?
(a) People also make sacrifices for each other.
(b) People are insects.
(c) People never live to see their offspring.
(d) People have wings.
14. The two parts of the poem frequently do what?
(d) Tell jokes.
15. How does the queen spend her days?
(a) Lounging around or laying eggs.
(b) Eating bonbons and watching movies.
(c) Slaving away to provide for the hive.
(d) Flying around the hive looking for a mate.
Short Answer Questions
1. "Requiem" is a _______________.
2. "Honeybees" is told from the perspective of whom?
3. What is an important time of year in "Requiem?"
4. "Whirligig Beetles" describes ____________ of these beetles.
5. What about this time of year do the cicadas like?
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