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. A medicinal property of the buckbrush is that of
(a) Saponaria
(b) Quinine
(c) Disinfectant
(d) Mint

2. Who comes out ahead in Abbey's story about Husk and Graham?
(a) Mr. Husk
(b) Mr. Graham
(c) Billy-Joe
(d) Mrs. Husk

3. Much of the fauna growing near Abbey's trailer is
(a) Cactus and briars
(b) Weeds and reeds
(c) Sage and juniper
(d) Pines and firs

4. Blossoming near the shed behind Abbey's trailer is a dazzling
(a) Cliffrose
(b) Scarlet penstemon
(c) Indian paintbrush
(d) Skyrocket gilia

5. Lloyd Pierson is
(a) A park superintendent
(b) A state policeman
(c) An archaeologist
(d) A government accountant

Short Answer Questions

1. Wood is petrified by

2. All creatures in the desert at this time of year

3. In July, the surrounding mountains are almost

4. What were Husk and Graham hoping for?

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

(see the answer key)

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