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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. "Book Lice" describes what?
(a) The hobbies of two book lice.
(b) The life and love of two book lice.
(c) The personalities of book lice.
(d) The movements of book lice.

2. How do the letters that are the answer to number 54 have emphasis placed on them?
(a) By using them at the beginning of most of the lines.
(b) By only using words that begin with these letters.
(c) By putting them in bold print.
(d) By using them repeatedly.

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

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

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do the mayflies see their youth?

2. What aspects of humanity can be learned from the poem about moths?

3. What factual information does "Book Lice" give about lice?

4. Like the mayfly, people often have feelings of nostalgia towards what?

5. "Grasshoppers" describes the __________ of grasshoppers.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What is the purpose of this book?

5. How are mayflies and fireflies similar?

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

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

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

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

10. If you were to write a poem, what would it be about? Why?

(see the answer keys)

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