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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What else does the digger wasp prepare for its children?
2. Water boatmen are compared to whom?
3. "Cicadas" is a poem that gives purpose and reason to what?
(a) The happiness that cicadas feel.
(b) The birth of cicadas.
(c) The finding of cicada exoskeletons on the ground.
(d) The raucous noise made by cicadas in the summer.
4. Can many people relate to the queen bee? Why or why not?
(a) Most people can relate to her because they are royalty.
(b) Most people can relate to her because they are wealthy.
(c) Most people can relate to her because they are lazy and do not work.
(d) Most people cannot relate to her because they have to work hard to provide for themselves and their families.
5. "Water Boatmen" describes the ________________ of this insect.
(b) Effort and determination.
(d) Calm and happy personality.
6. "Requiem" is a _______________.
(d) Persuasive speech.
7. The poet names _________________ insect species.
(a) Very few.
(b) Many different.
(d) Very similar.
8. How are people like the water boatmen?
(a) Most people like to swim.
(b) People are also called oarsmen.
(c) Most people own boats.
(d) People often work hard for a chance at a vacation or break.
9. What do the water boatmen and the digger wasp have in common?
(c) They can swim.
(d) They can fly.
10. "Honeybees" is quite different from the previous poems. Why?
(a) There are two insects in this poem.
(b) The lives of all bees is not equal.
(c) The bee is unhappy.
(d) The mood is not humorous.
11. How does "Requiem" end?
(a) By giving the cause of death.
(b) By giving the insects homes.
(c) By giving the names of the insects who have died.
(d) By blaming people for the deaths of these insects.
12. The digger wasp wants its children to know that they were ____________.
(b) Prayed for.
13. From where are the cicadas coming?
(a) Out of cocoons.
(b) Out of the ground.
(c) Out of the trees.
(d) Out of caves.
14. 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.
15. "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 angry.
(d) It is very confident.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why might the cause of death of these insects be surprising to humans?
2. When read aloud by the two speakers, this poem creates a sense of what?
3. This is the first poem to focus on what?
4. What is another mood that can be felt while reading "The Digger Wasp"?
5. "Water Boatmen" frequently repeats what word?
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