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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 do the letters that are the answer to number 54 have emphasis placed on them?
2. "Grasshoppers" describes the __________ of grasshoppers.
3. What is the definition of the literary device that is the answer to number 42?
4. What aspects of humanity can be learned from the book lice poem?
5. According to this poem, what do the book lice and the moth have in common?
Short Essay Questions
1. What story does "Moth's Serenade" tell? What does this explain about moths?
2. How are mayflies and fireflies similar?
3. What feelings are evoked by the grasshoppers? Why?
4. What is the purpose of this book?
5. How are these lice like people?
6. How does the mayfly's perception of time compare to our own?
7. What literary devices does the poet use to express the moth's feelings?
8. How does a mayfly's life compare to our own?
9. How are other animals like humans? What human qualities do other animals have?
10. How would you describe a firefly to someone who has never seen one?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
The different species' personalities are as different as people.
Part 1) Which insect species is most like you? How is this species like you? How does this affect your opinion of this species?
Part 2) How might your opinion of this species change your view of them the next time you see them? Why?
Part 3) How can you use this book to help you better understand other creatures, such as mammals and reptiles?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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