|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. According to these beetles, this ____________ way of moving is the best way to move.
(d) Round about and indirect.
2. What else does the digger wasp prepare for its children?
3. What happens when the water boatmen reach their destination?
(a) They are allowed to rest.
(b) They turn around and head back to where they came from.
(c) They start families.
(d) They die.
4. 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 can relate to her because they are royalty.
(c) Most people can relate to her because they are wealthy.
(d) Most people cannot relate to her because they have to work hard to provide for themselves and their families.
5. What is another mood of "Honeybees"?
(d) Relaxed and happy.
6. This poem pays respect to these insects when?
(a) At the time of their deaths.
(b) When they become adult insects.
(c) At the time of their births.
(d) At the time they go through metamorphosis.
7. 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 how important the hot sun is to nature.
(c) We do not often think about the importance of water.
(d) We do not often think about the importance of the first frost.
8. "Requiem" is a _______________.
(d) Persuasive speech.
9. "Honeybees" is quite different from the previous poems. Why?
(a) The mood is not humorous.
(b) The lives of all bees is not equal.
(c) There are two insects in this poem.
(d) The bee is unhappy.
10. For whom is "Requiem?"
(a) Those insects who have short lifespans.
(b) Those insects killed by people.
(c) Those insects who were killed by the first frost of the fall.
(d) Those insects who die before their young are born.
11. How are the lives of the two types of bees similar?
(a) They make honey.
(b) They lay eggs.
(c) They play their part in keeping the hive thriving.
(d) They protect the hive.
12. The sound of cicadas singing begins how?
(a) With a chorus of cicadas.
(b) With two creatures.
(c) With a single creature.
(d) With a male cicada.
13. From whom else's perspective is "Honeybees"?
(a) A beekeeper.
(b) Old bees.
(c) The queen bee.
(d) An owl.
14. What does the digger wasp hope its children will do?
(a) Realize the sacrifices the parent made for its children.
(b) Know how to take care of itself.
(c) Live long, happy lives.
(d) Enjoy the food and shelter.
15. What names are used to describe the water boatmen?
(a) Downhill skiers, speed skiers, and cross-country skiers.
(b) Rescuers, scuba divers, and snorklers.
(c) Ballerinas, danseurs, and primadonnas.
(d) Boatmen, cockswain, and oarsmen.
Short Answer Questions
1. "The Digger Wasp" is told from whose perspective?
2. What is another reason why this word is repeated in "Water Boatmen?"
3. The two parts of the poem frequently do what?
4. What else is reflected by what covers the pages of the poem?
5. This is the first poem to focus on what?
This section contains 606 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)