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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. This book is made to be read by ___________ people simultaneously.
(a) Two.
(b) Five.
(c) Four.
(d) Three.

2. What is the mood of "Mayflies?"
(a) Calm.
(b) Lazy.
(c) Bored.
(d) Frantic.

3. Like the mayfly, people often have feelings of nostalgia towards what?
(a) People do not feel nostalgic.
(b) Their families.
(c) Their friends.
(d) Their youth.

4. What kind of poem is "Moth's Serenade?"
(a) A Haiku.
(b) A love poem.
(c) An educational poem.
(d) A factual poem.

5. "Grasshoppers" is written so that the readers do what?
(a) Speak slowly and quietly.
(b) Say very different things.
(c) Speak very quickly and loudly.
(d) Say the same thing.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. _______________ are used to help people to better understand the insect world around them.

3. The poet compares the firefly to what?

4. After the results of the water strider's attempts to teach others to walk on water, why might the water striders want to continue "teaching" others to walk on water?

5. To emphasize the powerful and image-provoking verbs used by the poet, he has used what literary device?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How can a person relate to this moth?

3. If you only had twenty-four hours to live, what would you do? Why?

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

5. How does a mayfly's life compare to our own?

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

7. What mood is created by the behavior of the water striders? Why?

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

9. What is the mood of the book lice poem? Why?

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

(see the answer keys)

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