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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. To emphasize the powerful and image-provoking verbs used by the poet, he has used what literary device?
(a) Allegory.
(b) Hyperbole.
(c) Alliteration.
(d) Allusion.

2. What happened after the two book lice met?
(a) They got into a fight.
(b) They shared a book as a home.
(c) They tried to move to separate shelves.
(d) They fell in love.

3. What are the homes of the lice?
(a) Children's heads.
(b) Books by famous authors.
(c) Encyclopedias.
(d) Fruits.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Do the poet's descriptive words and vivid imagery effectively describe the distinct light of the firefly?

2. Each poem is about a ___________ of insects.

3. What do mayflies and fireflies have in common?

4. "Grasshoppers" describes the __________ of grasshoppers.

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How are these lice like people?

3. How can a person relate to this moth?

4. If you only had twenty-four hours to live, what would you do? Why?

5. What is the purpose of this book?

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

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

8. How are mayflies and fireflies similar?

9. What is "Joyful Noise?" Why might the poet find this joyful?

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

(see the answer keys)

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