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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What are three words used to describe the whirligig beetle's movements?
(a) Merry-go-rounds, swerving, wheeling.
(b) Straight as a pencil, a line, sharp.
(c) Zigzag, lightning, jagged.
(d) Slow, languid, lazy.
2. "Whirligig Beetles" describes ____________ of these beetles.
(a) The evening routine.
(b) The morning routine.
(c) Short life.
(d) The daily actions.
3. "Water Boatmen" frequently repeats what word?
4. What about this time of year do the cicadas like?
(a) The birds.
(b) The sun.
(c) The snow.
(d) The flowers.
5. What tool is used by the poet to express the beetles' qualities?
(a) The overlapping of the two speakers' parts.
(b) The simple language found in this poem.
(c) The unison sections of the two speakers' parts.
(d) The repetition of words in the poem.
6. How does the worker bee spend his days?
(a) Lounging around or laying eggs.
(b) Slaving away to provide for the hive.
(c) Eating bonbons and watching movies.
(d) Flying around the hive looking for a mate.
7. Which bee believes life is relaxing and enjoyable?
(a) The queen bee.
(b) The worker bee.
(c) The sweat bee.
(d) The bumble bee.
8. This sense reflects the movements of the whirligig beetle where?
(a) In the air.
(b) In the water.
(c) In the trees.
(d) In the sand.
9. What are the cicadas celebrating?
(b) Life out of the tree.
(c) Life above ground.
10. The poet names _________________ insect species.
(a) Many different.
(b) Very similar.
(c) Very few.
11. Why might the cause of death of these insects be surprising to humans?
(a) We do not often think about how important the spring thaw is.
(b) We do not often think about the importance of water.
(c) We do not often think about how important the hot sun is to nature.
(d) We do not often think about the importance of the first frost.
12. A great deal of imagery and expressive vocabulary is also used to describe the ____________ movements of these beetles.
13. When read aloud by the two speakers, this poem creates a sense of what?
(a) Peace and quiet.
(b) Anger and hostility.
(c) Chaos and nervous energy.
(d) Happiness and contentedness.
14. What do the water boatmen and the digger wasp have in common?
(c) They can fly.
(d) They can swim.
15. The digger wasp creates what for its children?
(a) A room.
(b) A bed.
(c) A nest.
(d) A shelter.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does "Requiem" end?
2. What covers the pages of this poem reflect what?
3. What does the digger wasp hope to do for its offspring?
4. From where are the cicadas coming?
5. According to these beetles, this ____________ way of moving is the best way to move.
This section contains 493 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)