Wine On The Desert Book Quiz! Trivia

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Wine On The Desert Book Quiz! Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why did Durante arrive at Tony's home?
    • A. 

      He wanted to visit his old friend and hoping to see Tony's wife, Julia, as well. .

    • B. 

      He was looking for a place to hide and hoping that Tony would give him that place.

    • C. 

      He was running away from numerous problems from his past.

    • D. 

      He had killed a man and was running from the law.

  • 2. 
    What is the setting of this short story?
    • A. 

      The Sahara Desert

    • B. 

      The Apache Desert

    • C. 

      The Syrian Desert

    • D. 

      The Atacama Desert

  • 3. 
    What was a HUGE example of foreshadowing found in this story? 
    • A. 

      When Tony told Durante that Juila was gone to his friend's house, we figured out that there would be distance seen between their friendship.

    • B. 

      When we saw Durante riding to Tony's house at the beginning of the story, we received hints that he would be riding towards his destination later in the story.

    • C. 

      When we saw birds circling one body, we knew that they might be circling another body.

    • D. 

      When Tony described his father's death, it was a hint that there may be another death later in the story and it became obvious later on that indeed it was foreshadowing for that's exactly what occurred.

  • 4. 
    What is the meaning of audible?
    • A. 

      To sing

    • B. 

      To hope

    • C. 

      To desire

    • D. 

      To hear

  • 5. 
    To infer means to make an educated guess based upon the information you are given.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What did the buzzards come to symbolize in the short story?
    • A. 

      Death

    • B. 

      Circle of life

    • C. 

      Evil

    • D. 

      Darkness

  • 7. 
    What is the universal theme of this short story?
    • A. 

      Do not be mean to other people

    • B. 

      Good vs. evil

    • C. 

      Don't grow grapes in the desert

    • D. 

      Hope for rain

  • 8. 
    What is the most ironic event found in this short story?
    • A. 

      ...when Durante says, "Tony I've got to be mean."

    • B. 

      When we see Tony come out with a peg leg and he has a rabbit in his hands.

    • C. 

      When it begins to rain at the end of the story after Durante has died.

    • D. 

      When the buzzards are circling at the end of the story and Durante has died.

  • 9. 
    What does the desert symbolize in the short story?
    • A. 

      The desert symbolizes hope.

    • B. 

      The desert symbolizes a huge obstacle.

    • C. 

      The desert symbolizes friendship.

    • D. 

      The desert symbolizes hatred.

  • 10. 
    What ability does Tony have that amazes Durante?
    • A. 

      Durante is amazed at Tony's ability to cook great food.

    • B. 

      Durante is amazed at Tony's ability to grow grapes in the middle of the desert.

    • C. 

      Durante is amazed at Tony's ability to shoot so well.

    • D. 

      Durante is amazed at Tony's ability to outsmart him when he put the wine in his canteen instead of water.

  • 11. 
    Who is the author of this short story?
    • A. 

      Bill Rhodes

    • B. 

      Max Brand

    • C. 

      Jack London

    • D. 

      Kurt Vonnegut

  • 12. 
    What was Tony's physical handicap?  Why was this important in/to the story?
    • A. 

      Tony had a wooden hand and it meant he couldn't stop Durante when he started to shoot the water tanks.

    • B. 

      Tony had a wooden leg and it meant he couldn't run after him/was less capable in fighting him when he was shooting the water tanks.

    • C. 

      Tony had a stutter and couldn't argue with him as much about what he was doing; he felt very frustrated by the whole episode.

    • D. 

      Tony had two wooden arms and was unable to do any work with the vineyards; therefore, he had to hire Durante to do all the work.

  • 13. 
    In the short story, water could be said to symbolize.....
    • A. 

      Hope and life for man

    • B. 

      Hope

    • C. 

      Life

    • D. 

      Hope and life for both man and nature

  • 14. 
    If the sun is "at its zenith" it means it is......
    • A. 

      Out of view

    • B. 

      Extremely bright

    • C. 

      Extremely hot

    • D. 

      Right overhead

  • 15. 
    In what way is an author's use of imagery important in a short story and/or novel?
    • A. 

      His or her use of connections to allow us, as readers, to reflect upon the meaning of the relationship between the object and its relationship to the story is critical to our understanding of the story.

    • B. 

      The creatiion of giving hints about what is going to happen before it does is critical to our understanding of the story because then we are more able to predict what might occur in the story.

    • C. 

      The importance of being able to recognize the way the author sees something in light of the way the reader can relate to the same thing is usually helpful to me as a reader.

    • D. 

      The use of the author's words create a picture in the reader's mind in a way that helps the reader to visualize (see) the story better and thus get an idea of what the author is talking about in a real sort of way.

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