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 difference between Navajos and other poverty-stricken cultures is
(a) They are overseen by the BIA
(b) Their population growth is monitored by the state
(c) They must report their medical services to the government
(d) They are inadequate by national standards

2. All creatures in the desert at this time of year
(a) Stay in the shade as much as possible
(b) Live near water
(c) Eat whatever walks by
(d) Search for food in the late afternoon

3. Abbey is paid a visit by
(a) The local water delivery company
(b) Firemen from the nearby forest
(c) Rangers from the Forest Service
(d) Other Parks Service employees

4. Edward Abbey is living in isolation,
(a) Five miles from the ranger station
(b) A hundred miles from his home
(c) Fifty miles from the city
(d) Twenty miles from another human

5. Edward Abbey lies like a snake on the edge of a dune to
(a) Feel the wind as a snake would
(b) To rest from the power of the wind
(c) Study the flowers like a snake
(d) To feel like a plant, himself

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Abbey saying about the area in the Graham and Husk story?

2. Much of the fauna growing near Abbey's trailer is

3. Geodes are prevalent in these areas. They are

4. The clarity of the desert is illustrated in the desert's flora and fauna

5. The loveliest, and sweet as a pretty girl, in Abbey's opinion, is

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