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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. "Cicadas" is a poem that gives purpose and reason to what?
(a) The raucous noise made by cicadas in the summer.
(b) The finding of cicada exoskeletons on the ground.
(c) The birth of cicadas.
(d) The happiness that cicadas feel.
2. What do the water boatmen and the digger wasp have in common?
(a) They can swim.
(d) They can fly.
3. What does the digger wasp hope its children will do?
(a) Realize the sacrifices the parent made for its children.
(b) Know how to take care of itself.
(c) Enjoy the food and shelter.
(d) Live long, happy lives.
4. How are people like the digger wasp?
(a) People also make sacrifices for each other.
(b) People have wings.
(c) People never live to see their offspring.
(d) People are insects.
5. "Whirligig Beetles" describes ____________ of these beetles.
(a) The evening routine.
(b) Short life.
(c) The daily actions.
(d) The morning routine.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the mood of "Water Boatmen?"
2. According to these beetles, this ____________ way of moving is the best way to move.
3. The poet names _________________ insect species.
4. "Requiem" is, unlike many of the other poems in this book. How?
5. This is the first poem to focus on what?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does "Water Boatmen" describe? Why?
2. How do "Whirligig Beetles" and "Requiem" compare?
3. How could a person relate to a day in the life of the whirligig beetle?
4. What is "Requiem?"
5. How does this poem draw attention to nature and the life cycle of insects?
6. To what else could the water boatmen be compared? Why?
7. How is "Requiem" unlike any of the other poems? Why?
8. How does the poet use poetry to give the reader a sense of what cicadas sound like?
9. What is the mood of "Cicadas?" Why?
10. What is the mood of "The Digger Wasp?" Why?
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