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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 did other types of insects react to the water strider's abilities?
(a) They were jealous.
(b) They were not surprised.
(c) They were somewhat shocked.
(d) They were annoyed.

2. According to this poem, what else do the moth and the book lice have in common?
(a) They are carnivores.
(b) They are attracted to light.
(c) They live in people's homes.
(d) They interact with man-made environments.

3. In this poem, the viewer is ________________ the grasshoppers.
(a) Observing the actions of.
(b) Ignoring.
(c) One of.
(d) Hunting.

4. Do the poet's descriptive words and vivid imagery effectively describe the distinct light of the firefly?
(a) Mostly.
(b) No, not very well.
(c) Yes.
(d) No, not at all.

5. How are these two book lice opposites?
(a) They are from different rooms in the house.
(b) They are two different kinds of book lice.
(c) They were born several months apart.
(d) They have contrasting reading interests.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the mood of "The Moth's Serenade?"

2. What do the water striders call those they attempt to teach to walk on water?

3. The descriptive words and the use of ____________________ reflects the moths' intense feelings.

4. Besides F, what are three other frequently used letters in "Fireflies?"

5. To what else does the poet also compare the firefly?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How are other animals like humans? What human qualities do other animals have?

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

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

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

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