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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test 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

Essay Topic 1

Fireflies are compared to painters and calligraphers.

Part 1) How are the fireflies compared to painters and calligraphers? Why are they compared to these types of artists? Do you see this as a good comparison? Why or why not?

Part 2) What literary devices are found in this poem? Why does the poet choose to use these literary devices? Do they enhance the poem? If so, how? If not, why not?

Part 3) How are all art forms connected? What do all artists have in common? How is that illustrated throughout this book?

Essay Topic 2

This book of poetry is for children.

Part 1) Why might the poet have written this book for children? How do you know that this is a book for children? Is this a good book of poems for children? Why or why not?

Part 2) Might adults also enjoy reading this book? Why or why not? How might an adult's view of this book compare to the view of a child? How might it be the same? How might an adult's view be different?

Part 3) How might this book influence your view of the world around you into adulthood? How might reading books such as this one influence children as they grow older? How might our world be affected by this?

Essay Topic 3

Mayflies live for only one day.

Part 1) How do they spend their day? Why might they do this? How do they feel about this one day? Are you surprised by this? Why or why not?

Part 2) How are many people like the mayfly? How can one relate to this creature whose life lasts only twenty-four hours?

Part 3) What is the lesson of this poem? What can the reader learn about how one should spend one's life, based on this poem? Why?

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