Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 5.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Dillard illustrating in her story about the Polyphemus moth from her childhood?
(a) she has a good memory
(b) the indifference humans often exhibit towards the natural world
(c) moths have to spread their weeks when born
(d) kids are cruel

2. Where does Dillard makes a pilgrimage to every month?
(a) the island that bisects Tinker Creek
(b) to visit her mother in another state
(c) the small town a few miles away
(d) the the local church

3. Dillard believes that, with indifference, nature hides what?
(a) waterfalls
(b) butterflies
(c) the agony of prey and hunter
(d) wonders from the eye

4. What is the analogy she draws between the snake skin and the seasons?
(a) snakes move depending on the season
(b) there is no analogy between snakes and seasons
(c) snakes shed skins in accordance with the seasons
(d) seasons are a continuous loop, just as she thought the snakeskin was

5. In Chapter 5 Dillard writes about finding a snake. What appeared peculiar about the snake?
(a) it was tied in a knot
(b) it had a outer and inner skin
(c) it was pure white
(d) it had two heads

Short Answer Questions

1. At a ranch, Dillard drew a horse. It wasn't a good picture. Others who lived at the ranch drew great horses. Why?

2. Dillard opens this first chapter remembering this animal.

3. What does Dillard's fascination and stories about praying mantises demonstrate?

4. What is it about weather that Dillard believes is a phenomena worth writing about?

5. What does Dillard say can be as blinding as complete darkness?

(see the answer key)

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