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

2. Humans can _________________ over people and things, much like the moth in "The Moth's Serenade."
(a) Obsess.
(b) Become angry.
(c) Become sad.
(d) Worry.

3. Where do the grasshoppers hop?
(a) Through someone's house.
(b) In a tree.
(c) In a cage.
(d) Through their environment.

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

5. From whose perspective is "Grasshoppers?"
(a) The observer.
(b) A grasshopper.
(c) A group of grasshoppers.
(d) Another insect.

Short Answer Questions

1. _______________ are used to help people to better understand the insect world around them.

2. Whom do the water striders try to teach to walk on water?

3. Unlike "Grasshoppers," "Water Striders" is from the perspective of whom?

4. How do the water striders react to the consequences of trying to teach others to walk on water?

5. "The Moth's Serenade" tells of what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What literary devices does the poet use to express the moth's feelings?

6. What is the purpose of this book?

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

8. How can a person relate to this moth?

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

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

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