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. The man who has initiated the search is the deceased man's
(a) Father
(b) Brother
(c) Cousin
(d) Nephew

2. A civil engineer believes a road will help
(a) To develop the property for homes
(b) To make it easier to get to Moab
(c) To accommodate more tourists
(d) To get deeper into the wilderness

3. The locals in Moab's bars do not become violent, perhaps because
(a) They are afraid of one another
(b) The beer is weak
(c) They are humbled by nature
(d) They are good Mormons

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Salty water cannot sustain human life because

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

3. An arroyo seco is

4. Edward Abbey and Johnny try to

5. Abbey is polemic about

(see the answer key)

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