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 survivor.
(b) A leader.
(c) A god.
(d) A murderer.

2. How many children did Em have before the virus?
(a) Four.
(b) Three.
(c) One.
(d) Two.

3. What does Ish start carrying with him for protection after meeting a pack of dogs in his hometown?
(a) A baseball bat.
(b) A firearm.
(c) A loud bullhorn.
(d) A hand-held radio.

4. When Ish arrives in a certain city in the east, ending his trip to that side of the country, what impresses him the most about the city?
(a) Destruction.
(b) Filth.
(c) Size of the city.
(d) Quiet.

5. What does Ish become obsessed with doing while the city is being overrun by a certain kind of animal?
(a) Domesticating the animals.
(b) Calculating how many of this type of animal are in the city.
(c) Killing as many of the animals as possible.
(d) Building defenses against the animals.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. At the beginning of the book, why doesn't Ish know about the virus?

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

4. What type of animal begins to invade the city after Ish and Em find one another?

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

(see the answer key)

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