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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. "Mayflies" ________________ tells of the brief life of the mayfly.
(a) Matter-of-factly.
(b) Sadly.
(c) Dramatically.
(d) Angrily.

2. What is the mood of "The Moth's Serenade?"
(a) Angry.
(b) Humorous.
(c) Anxious.
(d) Annoyed.

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

4. Why do these two book lice compromise?
(a) They like to compromise.
(b) They have to share a shelf.
(c) They have to share a book.
(d) They are in love.

5. "Mayflies" describes the _________ life of the mayfly
(a) Boring.
(b) Lazy.
(c) Long.
(d) Short.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why might these insects want to teach others to walk on water?

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

3. What does this poem about book lice introduce to the reader?

4. What is some of the vocabulary used by the poet to describe the grasshoppers?

5. Where do the grasshoppers hop?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How are these lice like people?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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