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?
This book is filled with poems about insects.
Part 1) Why might the poet have chosen insects as his subject matter? What might have led him to choose these types of insects? What do these insects have in common?
Part 2) After reading these poems, how has your opinion of insects been altered? Why? Which insect is your favorite, after reading this book? Why?
Part 3) Why is it important to learn about insects? How are insects important to our world? How different would our world be without insects? Would it be a balanced world without insects? Why or why not?
Some of the insects' actions are described.
Part 1) What poems focus on action? Whose action is the focus? Why is this the focus? What does this reveal about this insect?
Part 2) How do the other poems contrast these very active poems? Why does this contrast exist? What does this reveal about the insects?
Part 3) How is action connected to the mood of the poem? How important is the mood of the poem? Explain. Is the mood of a story important to every story? Why or why not?
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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