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) A humorous event
(c) Dramatic and violent
(d) A Zen experience

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

3. Since the visit from the government workers, The Arches Park has
(a) Closed down to outsiders
(b) Become a parking lot for RVs
(c) Grown into a huge tourist attraction
(d) Turned into a village

4. Abbey calls the rampant development of national parks
(a) Nationalism
(b) Restitution
(c) Industrial Tourism
(d) Reclamation

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. A civil engineer believes a road will help

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

4. When a person is in the desert long enough he learns to

5. Vernon Pick managed to sufficiently purify his water by

(see the answer key)

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