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. To spend time outside the trailer, Abbey builds
(a) A deck
(b) A patio
(c) A hut
(d) A ramada

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

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

4. Indian artifacts in the national forest are
(a) Protected by law
(b) Free for the picking
(c) Causing litter and debris
(d) Abundant

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The heat of the desert makes objects appear

2. We learn that Abbey has a real dislike for

3. Wood is petrified by

4. The government's attempt to transform Navajos to middle class Americans is called

5. Lloyd Pierson is

(see the answer key)

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