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. We learn that Abbey has a real dislike for
(a) Rabbits
(b) Red ants
(c) Wind
(d) Snakes

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

3. The meaning of Abbey's words, "claritas, integritas, veritas" can be found in this quote:
(a) I am confront, immediately and directly if it's possible, the bare bones of existence
(b) Paradox and bedrock.
(c) To meet God or Medusa face to face, even if it means risking everything human in myself
(d) ...the desert reveals itself nakedly and cruelly, with no meaning but its own existnece

4. The reason for the growth of Indian population in the southwest is due to
(a) Stronger morals
(b) Pediatricians
(c) Medical science
(d) Vitamin supplements

5. Edward attaches a red bandanna to a ridgepole in honor of
(a) April Fools' Day
(b) Mothers' Day
(c) May Day
(d) Spring Solstice

Short Answer Questions

1. Under Abbey's ramada on a sunny day the temperature of 110 degrees is

2. Edward Abbey's garden is

3. To spend time outside the trailer, Abbey builds

4. Abbey is paid a visit by

5. Abbey sees the value of wilderness, in a political sense, as

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