Earth Abides Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Quick Years.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Year Nine, (The Year of the Deaths) what causes almost everyone to
 become ill?
(a) A rat infestation.
(b) A visitor.
(c) Contaminated water.
(d) Rotten food.

2. Where does Ish drive when he finds out Em is pregnant?
(a) To the hospital.
(b) To an old pharmacy.
(c) Back to Em's old house.
(d) To the library.

3. How does Ish find Em?
(a) Following a handwritten sign on a post.
(b) Following a light.
(c) Following her through the streets.
(d) Following a map.

4. While driving home from Black Creek, what does Ish see on the side of the road?
(a) A dead body.
(b) Two children, walking alone.
(c) A blinking road sign.
(d) A burning building.

5. What can Joey do better than any of the other children?
(a) Read.
(b) Fight.
(c) Draw.
(d) Run.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What do the older members of the community notice that 
they think "pushes back the darkness" a little?

3. What is the name of Ish and Em's second child?

4. What is the name of the city where Ish ends his trip to the east?

5. In the Quick Years, which new discovery or hobby causes the children to be so delighted 
they name Year Ten after it?

(see the answer key)

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