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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What words does the poet specifically use when he uses this literary device?
(a) The light-hearted actions of the firefly is an allegory of spring.
(b) The firefly lights up the entire night sky.
(c) Glimmering, gleaming, glowing.
(d) The firefly dances like the dancers in Degas' paintings.

2. What factual information does "Book Lice" give about lice?
(a) Information regarding their favorite books.
(b) Information about how they compromise for the sake of their love.
(c) Information regarding their birth and life in the bindings of books.
(d) information about how they meet other lice.

3. According to this poem, why is the moth drawn to the light?
(a) It is attracted to the heat of the light.
(b) It does not know why.
(c) It likes bright colors.
(d) It likes the color yellow.

4. The descriptive words and the use of ____________________ reflects the moths' intense feelings.
(a) Capital letters.
(b) Bold print.
(c) Exclamation points.
(d) Italics.

5. How did other types of insects react to the water strider's abilities?
(a) They were not surprised.
(b) They were somewhat shocked.
(c) They were jealous.
(d) They were annoyed.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do the book lice meet?

2. What happened after the two book lice met?

3. According to this poem, what do the book lice and the moth have in common?

4. What kind of poem is "Moth's Serenade?"

5. Unlike "Grasshoppers," "Water Striders" is from the perspective of whom?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the structure of the poem "Grasshoppers" reminiscent of the movement of the grasshoppers?

2. What is the purpose of this book?

3. What feelings are evoked by the grasshoppers? Why?

4. How are mayflies and fireflies similar?

5. If you were to write a poem, what would it be about? Why?

6. What literary devices does the poet use to express the moth's feelings?

7. Why might the poet write a book about insects? Why did he choose to write about insects using poetry?

8. How does a mayfly feel at the end of its life? Why?

9. What might be the real purpose for a firefly's light? Why do you think this?

10. What story does "Moth's Serenade" tell? What does this explain about moths?

(see the answer keys)

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