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. Why did Abbey's friend from Cleveland think the desert would be a better place if it had water?
(a) Because it would be a better tourist attraction
(b) Because it would be greener
(c) Because more people could live there
(d) Because it would be more beautiful

2. The government survey crew came with plans to
(a) Lay out a new road into the Arches
(b) Rebuild the ranger station
(c) Build a new winter resort
(d) Construct additional campsites

3. Abbey is polemic about
(a) Not distroying our national parks
(b) Improving the space station
(c) Killing off the wolves
(d) Birds of prey being destroyed

4. Abbey says, after a million years of neglect,
(a) The sandstone arches have dissolved
(b) The Park has worn down to nothing
(c) Progress has come to the Arches
(d) People have taken all the animals from the wilderness

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Abbey calls the rampant development of national parks

2. Just before he heard a jeep approaching, Abbey saw a

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

4. Onion Spring, northeast of Moab, is

5. Thunderstorms come to the high desert in

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