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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. In this poem, the viewer is ________________ the grasshoppers.
(a) Ignoring.
(b) Observing the actions of.
(c) One of.
(d) Hunting.

2. What are the homes of the lice?
(a) Encyclopedias.
(b) Children's heads.
(c) Fruits.
(d) Books by famous authors.

3. "Water Striders" describes the _________ action of this insect.
(a) Complicated.
(b) Simple.
(c) Detailed.
(d) Difficult.

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

5. How is personification used in "Book Lice?"
(a) These two lice are given human names.
(b) These two lice are given human emotions.
(c) These two lice go to school.
(d) These two lice wear clothes and go to work.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the moth do throughout the entirety of this poem?

2. What does the water strider feel when its students cannot perform its special skill?

3. Only when does the mayfly seem to feel nostalgia?

4. What do mayflies and fireflies have in common?

5. How are these two book lice opposites?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the poet use words to make the movement of the firefly more exciting and vivid? Do you think this is effective? Why or why not?

2. How are these book lice opposites? How do they get past this?

3. How would you describe a firefly to someone who has never seen one?

4. To what does the poet compare fireflies? Is this a good comparison? Why or why not?

5. Describe the grasshoppers in "Grasshoppers" and the water striders in "Water Striders." How do they compare?

6. How are these lice like people?

7. How are other animals like humans? What human qualities do other animals have?

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

9. Why are mayflies so frantic, according to this poem?

10. What is the purpose of this book?

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