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. Abbey feels if you have reached the point of needing moisture from the barrel cactus
(a) You are ready for life as a pioneer
(b) You have reached the pinnacle of survival
(c) You are doomed
(d) You are a true cowboy

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

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

4. In late summer the quietness, or somnolence of the desert leaves Abbey feeling
(a) Hungry for the ocean
(b) Haunted by voices
(c) Tired of the heat
(d) A certain madness

5. The small cloud on Abbey's horizon is
(a) Homebrew
(b) Progress
(c) Unemployment
(d) Prostitutes

Short Answer Questions

1. Abbey is polemic about

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

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

4. Natural springs that seep through canyon walls are

5. Edward Abbey filled his canteen in the Needles country

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