Desert Solitaire Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 14 The Dead Man at Grandview Point.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Edward Abbey's description of a thunderstorm in the desert is
(a) A Zen experience
(b) Peaceful and calming
(c) A humorous event
(d) Dramatic and violent

2. Besides money, a reason for developing the parks is
(a) To allow closer inspection of nature
(b) To explore the minerals and ores in the ground
(c) To accommodate a burgeoning population
(d) The cities are growing rapidly

3. Abbey calls the rampant development of national parks
(a) Reclamation
(b) Nationalism
(c) Restitution
(d) Industrial Tourism

4. The man who has initiated the search is the deceased man's
(a) Nephew
(b) Brother
(c) Cousin
(d) Father

5. Where once in the Arches Park there were only used newspapers to catch up on the news,
(a) There is a local newscaster at the station
(b) There are now televisions in recreational vehicles
(c) There is a movie theatre
(d) There is a computerized subway

Short Answer Questions

1. Abbey says, after a million years of neglect,

2. Vernon Pick managed to sufficiently purify his water by

3. Visiting Moab on Wednesdays, Edward Abbey deduces that the men in the beer joints have been

4. Thunderstorms come to the high desert in

5. Since the visit from the government workers, The Arches Park has

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