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. Salty water cannot sustain human life because
(a) It causes severe head pain
(b) It causes the body to become even more dehydrated
(c) It shrinks the arteries
(d) It mixes with blood and makes it too salty

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

3. Vernon Pick managed to sufficiently purify his water by
(a) Filtering the water through gravel
(b) Turning his canteen into a charcoal filter
(c) Running water through sand before drinking
(d) Pouring water through thick brush before drinking

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Abbey is polemic about

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

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

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

5. Natural springs that seep through canyon walls are

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