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

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

3. The only stream that flows perennially through the park is
(a) A rushing stream of snow melt
(b) A babbling creek behind his trailer
(c) Pepper Creek
(d) Too salty to be potable

4. A badge gives Edward Abbey the authority to
(a) Carry a weapon
(b) Imprison animals he thinks may be dangerous
(c) Arrest trespassers who hike out of bounds
(d) Arrest malefactors and evildoers

5. The story of Husk, Graham and Billy-Joe is obviously
(a) An experience Abbey personally had
(b) A fairy tale, at best
(c) A detailed account of a local legend
(d) Heavily embellished by Abbey

Short Answer Questions

1. The yucca plant is pollinated by

2. The prickly pear cactus and its blossom exemplifies the

3. To spend time outside the trailer, Abbey builds

4. The reason for the growth of Indian population in the southwest is due to

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

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