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

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

3. Abbey's reaction to the man's manner of death is one of
(a) Fear of going the same way
(b) Congratulatory envy
(c) Revulsion at the sight
(d) Anger for his carelessness

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

5. An arroyo seco is
(a) A rushing river
(b) A mesa with a view
(c) A dry stream bed
(d) A ramada

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In late summer the quietness, or somnolence of the desert leaves Abbey feeling

3. Salty water cannot sustain human life because

4. Since the visit from the government workers, The Arches Park has

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

(see the answer key)

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