Earth Abides Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 2: Chapters 8 - 11.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What animal do the children see for the first time in Year Nineteen?
(a) A deer.
(b) A fox.
(c) A mountain lion.
(d) An elk.

2. How does Ish first find out about the virus?
(a) A thief.
(b) A handwritten note on a body.
(c) A crackling radio station.
(d) A newspaper headline.

3. What instrument does Ish play in the "Year We Sang"?
(a) An accordion.
(b) A clarinet.
(c) A harmonica.
(d) A violin.

4. In the Quick Years, which new discovery or hobby causes the children to be so delighted 
they name Year Ten after it?
(a) Racing.
(b) Fishing.
(c) Kite-flying.
(d) Baseball.

5. What animal does Ish see running in the highway after the virus strikes?
(a) A horse.
(b) A goat.
(c) A mountain lion.
(d) A coyote.

Short Answer Questions

1. While exploring the city, Ish finds a body hanging from a telephone pole. What does the sign say that is attached to the body?

2. What vegetable does Ish grow in his garden in Year Two of the Quick Years?

3. After Ish returns to the drunkard that he met in the city, the man ends up dying. What does Ish do with him ?

4. While scavenging for food in his hometown, what item of food does Ish find to be inedible because of mice and weevils?

5. How does Em demonstrate to Ish that children are necessary?

(see the answer key)

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