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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. "Requiem" is, unlike many of the other poems in this book. How?
(a) It is very solemn and serious.
(b) It is very humorous.
(c) It is very confident.
(d) It is very angry.
2. According to these beetles, this ____________ way of moving is the best way to move.
(a) Round about and indirect.
3. What is another reason why this word is repeated in "Water Boatmen?"
(a) It reflects the determination of these focused insects.
(b) It shows how trained they are at their work.
(c) It creates a lulling pattern to relax the reader.
(d) It reflects the laziness of these insects.
4. The digger wasp creates what for its children?
(a) A shelter.
(b) A nest.
(c) A room.
(d) A bed.
5. What tool is used by the poet to express the beetles' qualities?
(a) The simple language found in this poem.
(b) The overlapping of the two speakers' parts.
(c) The repetition of words in the poem.
(d) The unison sections of the two speakers' parts.
6. This group of people slaved away for the small _____________ population who controlled the country.
7. Which bee believes life is hard and unenjoyable?
(a) The worker bee.
(b) The bumble bee.
(c) The sweat bee.
(d) The queen bee.
8. For what else does the digger wasp prepare?
(a) Additions to its family.
(b) Its death.
(c) The coming of winter.
(d) A move to a new home.
9. "Honeybees" is told from the perspective of whom?
(a) The honey.
(b) Other insects.
(c) The larvae.
(d) The worker bee.
10. Where are the water boatmen headed?
(a) To the coral reef.
(b) To the opposite shore.
(c) To the ocean.
(d) To the bottom of the pond.
11. What covers the pages of this poem reflect what?
(a) The food the beetles eat.
(b) The habitat of the beetles.
(c) The ways in which the beetles move.
(d) The way the beetles think.
12. The sound of cicadas singing begins how?
(a) With a chorus of cicadas.
(b) With a male cicada.
(c) With two creatures.
(d) With a single creature.
13. 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.
14. For whom is "Requiem?"
(a) Those insects who have short lifespans.
(b) Those insects who were killed by the first frost of the fall.
(c) Those insects killed by people.
(d) Those insects who die before their young are born.
15. This poem pays respect to these insects when?
(a) At the time of their births.
(b) At the time they go through metamorphosis.
(c) At the time of their deaths.
(d) When they become adult insects.
Short Answer Questions
1. "The Digger Wasp" is told from whose perspective?
2. "Water Boatmen" frequently repeats what word?
3. "The Digger Wasp" is a very _________________ story.
4. What else does the digger wasp prepare for its children?
5. From whom else's perspective is "Honeybees"?
This section contains 476 words
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