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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. "Cicadas" is a poem that gives purpose and reason to what?
(a) The raucous noise made by cicadas in the summer.
(b) The birth of cicadas.
(c) The happiness that cicadas feel.
(d) The finding of cicada exoskeletons on the ground.
2. The digger wasp feels _______________ that its offspring will understand the sacrifices it made for them.
3. "Whirligig Beetles" describes ____________ of these beetles.
(a) The morning routine.
(b) The daily actions.
(c) The evening routine.
(d) Short life.
4. What do the water boatmen and the digger wasp have in common?
(a) They can fly.
(d) They can swim.
5. What names are used to describe the water boatmen?
(a) Rescuers, scuba divers, and snorklers.
(b) Boatmen, cockswain, and oarsmen.
(c) Ballerinas, danseurs, and primadonnas.
(d) Downhill skiers, speed skiers, and cross-country skiers.
6. "Requiem" is, unlike many of the other poems in this book. How?
(a) It is very confident.
(b) It is very angry.
(c) It is very solemn and serious.
(d) It is very humorous.
7. For much of human history the largest group within a culture was the __________.
8. What is an important time of year in "Requiem?"
(a) Summer and the hot sun.
(b) Spring and the last frost.
(c) Winter and the first snowfall.
(d) Fall and the first frost.
9. The poet names _________________ insect species.
(a) Many different.
(b) Very few.
(d) Very similar.
10. The sound of cicadas singing begins how?
(a) With a chorus of cicadas.
(b) With a single creature.
(c) With two creatures.
(d) With a male cicada.
11. With what are the pages of the whirligig beetle's poem covered?
(a) Strong verbs describing these beetles.
(b) The word whirligig.
(c) Drawings of these swerving, spinning beetles.
(d) Vocabulary describing this beetle.
12. "The Digger Wasp" is a very _________________ story.
13. Water boatmen are compared to whom?
14. What else is reflected by what covers the pages of the poem?
(a) The chaos this movement must create among this throng of beetles.
(b) The confusion and frustration that must be caused by this many beetles.
(c) The way the beetles must have to hunt to find food.
(d) The way life must be in this habitat.
15. "The Digger Wasp" is told from whose perspective?
(a) A narrator.
(b) The adult digger wasp.
(c) A young digger wasp.
(d) Another insect.
Short Answer Questions
1. "The Digger Wasp" tells of the life of a digger wasp as it prepares for what?
2. According to these beetles, this ____________ way of moving is the best way to move.
3. What does the digger wasp hope its children will do?
4. What are three words used to describe the whirligig beetle's movements?
5. This is the first poem to focus on what?
This section contains 498 words
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