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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Where are the water boatmen headed?
(a) To the coral reef.
(b) To the bottom of the pond.
(c) To the ocean.
(d) To the opposite shore.
2. According to these beetles, this ____________ way of moving is the best way to move.
(b) Round about and indirect.
3. "Requiem" is, unlike many of the other poems in this book. How?
(a) It is very confident.
(b) It is very humorous.
(c) It is very angry.
(d) It is very solemn and serious.
4. What is another mood of "Honeybees"?
(d) Relaxed and happy.
5. Can many people relate to the queen bee? Why or why not?
(a) Most people can relate to her because they are lazy and do not work.
(b) Most people cannot relate to her because they have to work hard to provide for themselves and their families.
(c) Most people can relate to her because they are wealthy.
(d) Most people can relate to her because they are royalty.
6. How does the queen spend her days?
(a) Slaving away to provide for the hive.
(b) Lounging around or laying eggs.
(c) Flying around the hive looking for a mate.
(d) Eating bonbons and watching movies.
7. How are the lives of the two types of bees similar?
(a) They lay eggs.
(b) They protect the hive.
(c) They make honey.
(d) They play their part in keeping the hive thriving.
8. Why do the two parts do this?
(a) To give a sense of determination.
(b) To give a sense of humor.
(c) To give a sense of jealousy and hatred.
(d) To create a sense of frenzy and chaos.
9. What is one of the moods of "Honeybees"?
10. What is another reason why this word is repeated in "Water Boatmen?"
(a) It reflects the laziness of these insects.
(b) It shows how trained they are at their work.
(c) It reflects the determination of these focused insects.
(d) It creates a lulling pattern to relax the reader.
11. From whom else's perspective is "Honeybees"?
(a) The queen bee.
(b) A beekeeper.
(c) An owl.
(d) Old bees.
12. "Whirligig Beetles" describes ____________ of these beetles.
(a) The evening routine.
(b) The morning routine.
(c) Short life.
(d) The daily actions.
13. How are people like the water boatmen?
(a) Most people like to swim.
(b) Most people own boats.
(c) People often work hard for a chance at a vacation or break.
(d) People are also called oarsmen.
14. With what are the pages of the whirligig beetle's poem covered?
(a) Strong verbs describing these beetles.
(b) The word whirligig.
(c) Vocabulary describing this beetle.
(d) Drawings of these swerving, spinning beetles.
15. What else is reflected by what covers the pages of the poem?
(a) The confusion and frustration that must be caused by this many beetles.
(b) The way the beetles must have to hunt to find food.
(c) The chaos this movement must create among this throng of beetles.
(d) The way life must be in this habitat.
Short Answer Questions
1. When read aloud by the two speakers, this poem creates a sense of what?
2. How does the worker bee spend his days?
3. "Cicadas" tells of the _________ that cicadas feel.
4. Why might the cause of death of these insects be surprising to humans?
5. The digger wasp wants its children to know that they were ____________.
This section contains 601 words
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