A Language Older Than Words Quiz | One Week Quiz A

Derrick Jensen
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through A Life of My Own and Interconnection.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Jensen indicate is the key to interspecies communication?
(a) Getting on their level.
(b) Believing that it is possible.
(c) Learning the other species' language.
(d) Opening one's mind.

2. Who was Jensen's hero as a child?
(a) Superman.
(b) Lawrence of Arabia.
(c) His father.
(d) The president.

3. What activity does Jensen dream that he is doing?
(a) Killing coyotes.
(b) Fishing.
(c) Hunting.
(d) Painting.

4. What does the homeless man who sees Jensen digging in the trash offer him?
(a) Part of his dinner.
(b) Money for food.
(c) The address to a shelter.
(d) A place to stay.

5. What did Bruce Stewart feel for his mother because of his school experience?
(a) Acceptance.
(b) Pride.
(c) Shame.
(d) Love.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many people speak out against violence in disciplining children on the radio talk show that Jensen listens to?

2. According to Jensen, what do humans do when they fear their needs won't be met?

3. What does the Maori word "whenua" mean?

4. What does Jensen's mom suggest to kill his aphid infestation?

5. What was in Jensen's yard originally?

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