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. The locals in Moab's bars do not become violent, perhaps because
(a) They are afraid of one another
(b) They are good Mormons
(c) They are humbled by nature
(d) The beer is weak

2. Edward Abbey filled his canteen in the Needles country
(a) From a salty spring
(b) From the rushing Colorado
(c) Quickly and greedily
(d) One drop per second

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

4. Thunderstorms come to the high desert in
(a) September 15
(b) The middle of spring
(c) The first of October
(d) July and August

5. A civil engineer believes a road will help
(a) To develop the property for homes
(b) To get deeper into the wilderness
(c) To make it easier to get to Moab
(d) To accommodate more tourists

Short Answer Questions

1. The small cloud on Abbey's horizon is

2. Abbey had no fear of drowning in the Havasupai Canyon floor's stream because

3. An arroyo seco is

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

5. When Abbey gets a call to help with a search, he assumes

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