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Compare the different reactions of the children and the adults in the village to the approaching storm.
a) The children are excited and delighted at the imminent storm
b) While the adults rush about fearfully trying to prepare defences against the storm.
c) None
d) All of the above

Quote an image from the poem that suggests the danger and destructive qualities of the coming storm.
a) ‘Like a plague of locusts’ line 6
b) Bees approaching
c) Both no. 1 and no. 4
d) Like dark sinister wings’ line 13

Find a synonym from the poem for each of the following: grasshoppers
a) Bird
b) Fly
c) Locusts
d) Ant

Find a synonym from the poem for each of the following: dignified, imposing
a) forced
b) happily
c) stately
d) not happy

Find a synonym from the poem for each of the following: greatly pleased, happy
a) delighted
b) smiling
c) trhilled
d) displeased

Find a synonym from the poem for each of the following: a jerking, or throwing, or spinning movement or action
a) pass
b) toss
c) roll
d) stump

Find a synonym from the poem for each of the following: evil looking, ominous, threatening
a) grinning
b) pleased
c) sly
d) sinister

Find a synonym from the poem for each of the following: a fast turning movement
a) spin
b) rotate
c) Whirling
d) slow

Find a synonym from the poem for each of the following: come to rest after flying
a) stop
b) fly
c) hault
d) to perch

Find a synonym from the poem for each of the following: sudden, quick forward movement
a) walk
b) dart
c) brisk
d) slowly

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