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 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) Progress has come to the Arches
(d) The sandstone arches have dissolved

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

3. Onion Spring, northeast of Moab, is
(a) Clear and drinkable
(b) Slightly salty but good
(c) Poison with arsenic
(d) Full of gold

4. In late summer the quietness, or somnolence of the desert leaves Abbey feeling
(a) Hungry for the ocean
(b) Haunted by voices
(c) Tired of the heat
(d) A certain madness

5. The small cloud on Abbey's horizon is
(a) Unemployment
(b) Prostitutes
(c) Homebrew
(d) Progress

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Abbey's friend from Cleveland think the desert would be a better place if it had water?

2. The group's reactions after the man is taken away involve

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

4. Salty water cannot sustain human life because

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

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