Desert Solitaire Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 10 The Heat of Noon: Rock and Tree and Cloud.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The prickly pear cactus and its blossom exemplifies the
(a) Pain in nature
(b) The fierceness of the heat
(c) Unity of opposites
(d) The wild rose

2. Some ancient pictographs in the rocks depict
(a) Flying dinosaurs
(b) Space aliens that look like humans
(c) Violent acts of nature
(d) Semi-human and super-human people

3. West of the Mississippi, Abbey says the cult of "cowboyism" is growing as fast as
(a) The population of buffalo
(b) The disappearance of cattle herding
(c) The local Indian reservations
(d) The counter culture

4. Abbey wonders if a man could get used to
(a) Drinking from Salt Creek
(b) Digging for water
(c) Melting snow for water
(d) Going without water

5. Abbey suggests that former cowboys, like Indians, may be
(a) Waiting for recognition by the mainstream
(b) Hoping for redemption
(c) Committing slow suicide
(d) Assimilating into American middle class

Short Answer Questions

1. Indian artifacts in the national forest are

2. Edward attaches a red bandanna to a ridgepole in honor of

3. We learn that Abbey was raised

4. Abbey will be allowed to drive the government truck

5. Lloyd Pierson is

(see the answer key)

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