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. Vernon Pick managed to sufficiently purify his water by
(a) Filtering the water through gravel
(b) Pouring water through thick brush before drinking
(c) Running water through sand before drinking
(d) Turning his canteen into a charcoal filter

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

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

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

5. When a person is in the desert long enough he learns to
(a) Know by the insect patterns where water is
(b) Hear running water miles away
(c) Smell water
(d) Follow animals to water

Short Answer Questions

1. Natural springs that seep through canyon walls are

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

3. Visiting Moab on Wednesdays, Edward Abbey deduces that the men in the beer joints have been

4. Where once in the Arches Park there were only used newspapers to catch up on the news,

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

(see the answer key)

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