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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. From whom else's perspective is "Honeybees"?
(a) Old bees.
(b) An owl.
(c) The queen bee.
(d) A beekeeper.
2. "Water Boatmen" frequently repeats what word?
3. "The Digger Wasp" is a very _________________ story.
4. "Honeybees" is told from the perspective of whom?
(a) The larvae.
(b) The honey.
(c) The worker bee.
(d) Other insects.
5. 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 chaos this movement must create among this throng of beetles.
(c) The way the beetles must have to hunt to find food.
(d) The way life must be in this habitat.
6. The poet creates what between the two readers in "Cicadas?"
(a) A discussion.
(b) An echo.
(c) A dance.
(d) An argument.
7. What do the water boatmen and the digger wasp have in common?
(a) They can swim.
(b) They can fly.
8. How are people like the digger wasp?
(a) People have wings.
(b) People are insects.
(c) People also make sacrifices for each other.
(d) People never live to see their offspring.
9. What is another reason why this word is repeated in "Water Boatmen?"
(a) It shows how trained they are at their work.
(b) It reflects the determination of these focused insects.
(c) It reflects the laziness of these insects.
(d) It creates a lulling pattern to relax the reader.
10. "The Digger Wasp" tells of the life of a digger wasp as it prepares for what?
(a) The end of summer.
(c) The arrival of its offspring.
(d) The spring floods.
11. The sound of cicadas singing begins how?
(a) With a single creature.
(b) With two creatures.
(c) With a male cicada.
(d) With a chorus of cicadas.
12. What does the digger wasp hope to do for its offspring?
(a) Make them happy.
(b) Make life more exciting.
(c) Make life easier.
(d) Make them jealous of it.
13. What tool is used by the poet to express the beetles' qualities?
(a) The unison sections of the two speakers' parts.
(b) The repetition of words in the poem.
(c) The overlapping of the two speakers' parts.
(d) The simple language found in this poem.
14. "Requiem" is, unlike many of the other poems in this book. How?
(a) It is very humorous.
(b) It is very confident.
(c) It is very solemn and serious.
(d) It is very angry.
15. The digger wasp wants its children to know that they were ____________.
(d) Prayed for.
Short Answer Questions
1. "Cicadas" is a poem that gives purpose and reason to what?
2. How can people relate to the worker bee?
3. This sense reflects the movements of the whirligig beetle where?
4. What else does the digger wasp prepare for its children?
5. The poet names _________________ insect species.
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