Earth Abides Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 1: Chapters 6 - 8.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. While Ish is alone in his house and pondering civilization, what does he decide he will never be?
(a) A murderer.
(b) A god.
(c) A leader.
(d) A survivor.

2. On his way back to the city, Ish breaks into a fine home. What does he do while he is there?
(a) Makes himself breakfast.
(b) Listens to a voice on the radio.
(c) Stays for several nights.
(d) Empties the jewelry cabinet.

3. What event affects the house of Ish's neighbor that Ish refuses to fix?
(a) A severe storm.
(b) An electrical fire.
(c) A clogged drain.
(d) Ish wrecking his car.

4. While Ish is traveling to the east coast, he kills an animal, eating its liver afterward. What kind of animal does Ish kill?
(a) Goat.
(b) Calf.
(c) Llama.
(d) Dog.

5. When Ish drives to a certain building after finding out Em is pregnant, 
how does he manage to get inside?
(a) He finds an open window.
(b) He chops the door off its hinges.
(c) He breaks in through a window.
(d) He finds a door that was left ajar.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Ish first find out about the virus?

2. Who does Ish meet when he is loading up his station wagon for his cross-country trip?

3. While driving home from Black Creek, what does Ish see on the side of the road?

4. While driving back home after his cross-country trip, what animals does Ish notice have disappeared?

5. At one point, Ish considers suicide, but there is one particular reason he decides not to kill himself. What gives Ish the will to live?

(see the answer key)

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