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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. Why might these insects want to teach others to walk on water?
(a) They want others to be able to do what they can do.
(b) They do not like other types of insects.
(c) They like to make fun of others.
(d) They want others to fall in the water.

2. When do the speakers say this, in regards to the answer to number 14?
(a) Very slowly at the same time.
(b) Only one at a time with space in between.
(c) One right after the other.
(d) At the same time.

3. What is the definition of the literary device that is the answer to number 42?
(a) The repetition of the initial consonant with at least two repetitions in a row.
(b) A figure of speech involving exaggeration.
(c) A reference to a famous person or event in life or literature.
(d) A symbolic representation.

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

5. Each poem is about a ___________ of insects.
(a) Group.
(b) Species.
(c) Flock.
(d) Family.

Short Answer Questions

1. What aspects of humanity can be learned from the book lice poem?

2. Humans can _________________ over people and things, much like the moth in "The Moth's Serenade."

3. What happened after the two book lice met?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is "Requiem?"

2. How can a person relate to this moth?

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

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

5. Compare the different types of honeybees.

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

7. How are house crickets like humans?

8. What have you witnessed that seemed hard to believe? Why was it so hard to believe?

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

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

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