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 group's reactions after the man is taken away involve
(a) Raucous partying
(b) Relief and humor
(c) An introspective meditation
(d) Sad silence

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Edward Abbey's description of a thunderstorm in the desert is

2. The man who has initiated the search is the deceased man's

3. Abbey is polemic about

4. The small cloud on Abbey's horizon is

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

(see the answer key)

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