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

2. "Grasshoppers" describes the __________ of grasshoppers.
(a) Sleeping.
(b) Hatching.
(c) Eating.
(d) Dying.

3. The mayfly's birth and death take place when?
(a) At the beginning and end of one week.
(b) In the same day.
(c) In different places.
(d) One year apart.

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

5. What factual information does "Book Lice" give about lice?
(a) information about how they meet other lice.
(b) Information regarding their favorite books.
(c) Information regarding their birth and life in the bindings of books.
(d) Information about how they compromise for the sake of their love.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who reads which part of this book?

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

3. What does the water strider feel when its students cannot perform its special skill?

4. What is the mood of "Book Lice?"

5. What does the mayfly desire?

Short Essay Questions

1. What feelings are evoked by the grasshoppers? Why?

2. How can a person relate to this moth?

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Why might the poet write a book about insects? Why did he choose to write about insects using poetry?

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

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