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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. What does this poem about book lice introduce to the reader?
(a) The different types of book binding techniques.
(b) The names of famous authors.
(c) The names of famous book lice.
(d) The different glues used to bind books.

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

3. According to this poem, what do the book lice and the moth have in common?
(a) They eat the glue from book bindings.
(b) They are nervous.
(c) They are in love.
(d) They fly.

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

5. The descriptive words and the use of ____________________ reflects the moths' intense feelings.
(a) Exclamation points.
(b) Bold print.
(c) Italics.
(d) Capital letters.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How do the book lice meet?

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

4. According to this poem, what else do the moth and the book lice have in common?

5. Joyful Noise is a book of ____________.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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