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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. According to this poem, why is the moth drawn to the light?
(a) It does not know why.
(b) It likes the color yellow.
(c) It likes bright colors.
(d) It is attracted to the heat of the light.

2. "Water Striders" asks whether this insect's ability to walk on water is what?
(a) Fun.
(b) Useful.
(c) Dangerous.
(d) A miracle.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Only when does the mayfly seem to feel nostalgia?

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

4. To emphasize the powerful and image-provoking verbs used by the poet, he has used what literary device?

5. "Fireflies" tells of the _________ of a firefly.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How can a person relate to this moth?

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

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

7. What is the purpose of this book?

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

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

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

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