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. Edward Abbey's description of a thunderstorm in the desert is
(a) Peaceful and calming
(b) Dramatic and violent
(c) A humorous event
(d) A Zen experience

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Onion Spring, northeast of Moab, is

2. An arroyo seco is

3. A civil engineer believes a road will help

4. The locals in Moab's bars do not become violent, perhaps because

5. Vernon Pick managed to sufficiently purify his water by

(see the answer key)

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