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. Abbey suggests that former cowboys, like Indians, may be
(a) Committing slow suicide
(b) Assimilating into American middle class
(c) Waiting for recognition by the mainstream
(d) Hoping for redemption

2. Abbey wonders if a man could get used to
(a) Drinking from Salt Creek
(b) Melting snow for water
(c) Going without water
(d) Digging for water

3. The loveliest, and sweet as a pretty girl, in Abbey's opinion, is
(a) Cliff rose
(b) Globemallow
(c) Hedgehog cactus
(d) Prickly pear

4. The desert flowers in the month of May have
(a) Been overwatered and are drowning
(b) Finally blossomed
(c) Withered and gone to seed
(d) Flourished and are thriving

5. Under Abbey's ramada on a sunny day the temperature of 110 degrees is
(a) Hot enough for heastroke
(b) Comfortable and pleasant
(c) Too hot to breathe
(d) Hotter than inside the trailer

Short Answer Questions

1. The heat of the desert makes objects appear

2. The desert winds of May have

3. Abbey is adamant about the Navajos' inability to adapt to

4. Delicate Arch has been eroded by

5. Abbey's complaint about a flashlight is that

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