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High Tide in Tucson: Essays from Now or Never Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Barbara Kingsolver say worked against her in high school?
(a) Her wardrobe.
(b) Her looks.
(c) Her religion.
(d) Her problems with language comprehension.

2. Why does Barbara Kingsolver say she joined the group she joined?
(a) She wanted to learn.
(b) She wanted to feel strong.
(c) She wanted to test a theory.
(d) She wanted to lose weight.

3. What other developments does Barbara Kingsolver say resulted from hunting?
(a) Literacy.
(b) Sacrifice.
(c) Social structures.
(d) Tool making.

4. What omen accompanied Barbara Kingsolver's arrival in La Gomera?
(a) Fine weather.
(b) Dolphins.
(c) Migratory birds.
(d) A lunar eclipse.

5. When did Barbara Kingsolver decide to move to Tucson?
(a) When the race tensions in her area made life dangerous for her.
(b) When the crime in her area got so bad that she couldn't feel safe.
(c) When the kids in her neighborhood made too much noise for her to write.
(d) When the prices for things got too high to afford a good lifestyle with her writing.

6. What did Barbara Kingsolver get instead of what she'd asked for, at Christmas?
(a) A book.
(b) Rain boots.
(c) A weekend away.
(d) A stuffed animal.

7. For what occasion does Barbara Kingsolver say she bought an expensive, chic outfit?
(a) A funeral.
(b) A wedding.
(c) A writer's meeting.
(d) An award ceremony.

8. What is the 'Tide of Tucson'?
(a) The threat that global warming would bring the ocean to Arizona.
(b) The rhythm of the creature's hunger and dormancy.
(c) The rhythm by which the creature moved about.
(d) The rhythm of visitors in Barbara Kingsolver's house.

9. How did private property develop, according to Barbara Kingsolver?
(a) As a form of preserving status of families.
(b) As a form of regulating marriage.
(c) As a form of communication.
(d) As a way to regulate hunting.

10. What did Laurence Steinberg study?
(a) The non-verbal cues parents give children.
(b) The process of setting boundaries for children.
(c) The impact of children on parents' mental health.
(d) The impact of various parenting techniques.

11. What would Barbara Kingsolver wear to school?
(a) Boy's clothing.
(b) Expensive designer clothing.
(c) Outlandish costumes.
(d) Hand-me-downs.

12. What does Barbara Kingsolver say is society's responsibility in regard to children?
(a) To get them through high school.
(b) To help them reach their dreams.
(c) To participate in their care.
(d) To feed and clothe them.

13. What does Barbara Kingsolver say the librarian might have seen in her?
(a) Potential.
(b) Genius.
(c) Danger.
(d) Vulnerability.

14. How do Barbara Kingsolver's meditations on private property relate to her thoughts about moving to Tucson?
(a) She was justifying the peace she gained by moving away from a commune.
(b) She wanted to allow as many creatures as possible to use her land.
(c) She was analyzing her desire to keep animals off her property.
(d) She was justifying having more than some of her neighbors.

15. What had Barbara Kingsolver smuggled back to Arizona from the Bahamas?
(a) A cat.
(b) A hermit crab.
(c) A lizard.
(d) A starfish.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Barbara Kingsolver say Wilson ignores?

2. What did Barbara Kingsolver buy in the unnamed town she found?

3. What was Barbara Kingsolver fleeing from in the U.S.?

4. What was uncommon about the beach where Barbara Kingsolver collected stones and shells?

5. Who made it through the trying times most successfully, according to Laurence Steinberg?

(see the answer keys)

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