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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. Unlike "Grasshoppers," "Water Striders" is from the perspective of whom?
(a) A grasshopper.
(b) One of the water striders.
(c) A group of water striders.
(d) A human.

2. How does the poet accurately describe the behavior of a moth in this poem?
(a) By giving it human emotions and feelings.
(b) By having the two speakers talk at the same time.
(c) By describing the way the moth moves.
(d) By comparing the moth's movements to music.

3. How does the poet specifically use this literary device?
(a) He has represented fireflies as the green army of the night sky.
(b) He has compared the firefly to Degas.
(c) He has exaggerated the abilities of the firefly.
(d) He has placed verbs beginning with the same letter adjacent to each other.

4. How do the reactions of other insects compare to others in history regarding this feat?
(a) Many people throughout history could walk on water.
(b) Only certain types of people can walk on water.
(c) Jesus' disciples were also shocked that Jesus could walk on water.
(d) People are jealous of those who can walk on water.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. "Grasshoppers" is written so that the readers do what?

2. How do the mayflies spend their time?

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

4. How else do they spend their time?

5. "Water Striders" describes the _________ action of this insect.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How is "Requiem" unlike any of the other poems? Why?

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

7. How do "Whirligig Beetles" and "Requiem" compare?

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

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

10. What literary device does the poet use in "House Crickets?" Why?

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