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?
"Requiem" is a unique poem.
Part 1) How is it unique? Why is it so different from the other poems? What is the purpose of this poem? How is this poem connected to all the other poems?
Part 2) What is the lesson of this poem? How can humans relate this to their own lives?
Part 3) What is a requiem? Why are requiems created? How do those who hear these requiems benefit from them?
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?
Personification is an important theme found in each poem.
Part 1) Why is personification an important theme? How are the insects personified? Why does the poet choose to use personification in this poem? Is this effective? Why or why not?
Part 2) What different personalities are found in the insects? How can each of these personalities be related to humans? How is human emotion also important in these poems? Which poems focus the most on human emotion? Why? How is this connected to the behaviors of the insects?
Part 3) What other literary devices are used in this book? When and why is each literary device used? How do these literary devices help the poet make the poems engaging and purposeful?
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