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Joyful Noise Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the poet specifically use this literary device?



2. How is personification used in "Book Lice?"



3. What happened after the two book lice met?



4. How does the poet help the reader relate to fireflies?



5. After the results of the water strider's attempts to teach others to walk on water, why might the water striders want to continue "teaching" others to walk on water?



Short Essay Questions

1. To what else could the water boatmen be compared? Why?



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



3. Compare the different types of honeybees.



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



5. How can the world of the honeybee be compared to your own world?



6. How are house crickets like humans?



7. How does this mood in "The Digger Wasp" change? Why?



8. How can a person relate to this moth?



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



10. How does the poet use poetry to give the reader a sense of what cicadas sound like?



Essay Topics

The point of view of these poems is often from the point of view of the insect that is the main character of the poem.

Part 1) Support this statement with facts from the book. Why might the poet choose to have most of the poems from the perspective of the insect?

Part 2) What is a poem not from the perspective of one insect? From whose perspective is it? Why? How does this affect your view of the insect?

Part 3) How is perspective important in a story or poem? How does this affect the mood of the story and the readers' view of the story and characters?

The poet chooses to write a book about insects.

Part 1) What might be the poet's opinion of insects? How does this book reflect this?

Part 2) What might have been the poet's purpose for writing these poems? What other subjects might the poet be interested in? Why?

Part 3) If you were to write a book of poetry, about what would you write? Why? How might this affect those who would read your poems? Why?

There is artwork found throughout this book.

Part 1) Describe the artwork found in this book. How is the artwork connected to the poems? How important is the artwork to the poems? Which poems seem to have a stronger connection with the artwork? Why?

Part 2) Is this artwork necessary to the poetry? Why or why not? Does it effectively enhance the poems? Why or why not?

Part 3) How are art and literature connected, in general? How do they benefit from each other? How can they inspire and support each other?

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