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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. How do the mayflies spend their time?
(a) Sleeping.
(b) Lazily flying about.
(c) Frantically flying about.
(d) Eating.

2. "Grasshoppers" describes the __________ of grasshoppers.
(a) Dying.
(b) Eating.
(c) Sleeping.
(d) Hatching.

3. What happened after the two book lice met?
(a) They tried to move to separate shelves.
(b) They shared a book as a home.
(c) They got into a fight.
(d) They fell in love.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How do the book lice meet?

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

3. The poet compares the firefly to what?

4. According to this poem, why is the moth drawn to the light?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is the purpose of "Book Lice?"

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

5. How are mayflies and fireflies similar?

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

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

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

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

10. 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?

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