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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. The digger wasp creates what for its children?
(a) A room.
(b) A nest.
(c) A shelter.
(d) A bed.
2. Upon contemplating this poem and the deaths of these insects, one becomes more aware of what?
(a) The power of insects.
(b) The number of insect species.
(c) The power of nature.
(d) The importance of insects.
3. The two parts of the poem frequently do what?
(b) Tell jokes.
4. Why might the cause of death of these insects be surprising to humans?
(a) We do not often think about how important the spring thaw is.
(b) We do not often think about the importance of water.
(c) We do not often think about how important the hot sun is to nature.
(d) We do not often think about the importance of the first frost.
5. "Honeybees" is quite different from the previous poems. Why?
(a) There are two insects in this poem.
(b) The mood is not humorous.
(c) The bee is unhappy.
(d) The lives of all bees is not equal.
Short Answer Questions
1. "Requiem" is a _______________.
2. The digger wasp feels _______________ that its offspring will understand the sacrifices it made for them.
3. "The Digger Wasp" is a very _________________ story.
4. Why do the two parts do this?
5. Where are the water boatmen headed?
Short Essay Questions
1. From whose perspective is "Honeybees?" Why?
2. What is "Requiem?"
3. How could a person relate to a day in the life of the whirligig beetle?
4. How are cicadas like a choir?
5. What is the mood of "Cicadas?" Why?
6. Describe the whirligig beetle, based on this poem.
7. What are the moods of this poem? Why do they differ?
8. Why are these insects compared to rowers?
9. Why might the digger wasp die before its young are born?
10. How is "Requiem" unlike any of the other poems? Why?
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