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

2. The mayfly's birth and death take place when?
(a) One year apart.
(b) At the beginning and end of one week.
(c) In the same day.
(d) In different places.

3. What words does the poet specifically use when he uses this literary device?
(a) Glimmering, gleaming, glowing.
(b) The firefly dances like the dancers in Degas' paintings.
(c) The firefly lights up the entire night sky.
(d) The light-hearted actions of the firefly is an allegory of spring.

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?
(a) They want to make others fall in the water.
(b) They think it is funny to see others fall in the water.
(c) They have nothing better to do.
(d) They do not want to give up on their desire to teach others to walk on water.

5. How do the water striders react to the consequences of trying to teach others to walk on water?
(a) Surprised.
(b) Angered.
(c) Worried.
(d) Annoyed.

Short Answer Questions

1. This book is made to be read by ___________ people simultaneously.

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

3. How is the letter F important in "Fireflies?"

4. Why do these two book lice compromise?

5. What does the vocabulary in "Grasshoppers" do for the readers?

Short Essay Questions

1. How are mayflies and fireflies similar?

2. To what can the water strider's ability to walk on water be compared? Why?

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

4. What feelings are evoked by the grasshoppers? Why?

5. What does the poem "Book Lice" do for English literature?

6. How are these lice like people?

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

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

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

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

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