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. Onion Spring, northeast of Moab, is
(a) Full of gold
(b) Slightly salty but good
(c) Poison with arsenic
(d) Clear and drinkable

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

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

4. Visiting Moab on Wednesdays, Edward Abbey deduces that the men in the beer joints have been
(a) Active and working alone all day
(b) Are poor miners
(c) In town for most of the day
(d) Working as park rangers all day

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Abbey feels if you have reached the point of needing moisture from the barrel cactus

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

5. The government survey crew came with plans to

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