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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 is the mood of "Book Lice?"
(a) Angry.
(b) Humorous.
(c) Serious.
(d) Anxious.

2. Can humans relate to the mayfly's short time on earth?
(a) Yes.
(b) Not usually.
(c) Rarely.
(d) No.

3. Only when does the mayfly seem to feel nostalgia?
(a) At the end of the poem.
(b) At the beginning of the poem.
(c) It never feels nostalgia.
(d) In the middle of the poem.

4. How else do they spend their time?
(a) Mating.
(b) Swimming.
(c) Raising their children.
(d) Attacking other insects.

5. To what else does the poet also compare the firefly?
(a) Painting and brush strokes.
(b) Zipping, zooming, and zany behavior.
(c) Acting, shouting, ordering others around.
(d) Singing, vocalizing, and warbling.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do the mayflies see their youth?

2. Do the poet's descriptive words and vivid imagery effectively describe the distinct light of the firefly?

3. Why might these insects want to teach others to walk on water?

4. What is the mood of "Fireflies?"

5. How do the water striders react to the consequences of trying to teach others to walk on water?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

3. What is the purpose of this book?

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

5. How can a person relate to this moth?

6. How does the mayfly's perception of time compare to our own?

7. How are mayflies and fireflies similar?

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

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

10. What is "Joyful Noise?" Why might the poet find this joyful?

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