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. What is the one clue we have that the lawyer who approached Mrs. Husk was representing the government?
(a) His cufflinks
(b) The emblem on his lighter
(c) His authorization to offer large amounts of money to her
(d) His knowledge of her husband's death

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

3. Abbey sees the value of wilderness, in a political sense, as
(a) A military mecca
(b) A remote place for the govenrment to set up new programs
(c) A base for resistance to central domination
(d) An escape from the city for industry workers

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

5. We learn that Abbey was raised
(a) In the Texas hill country
(b) In the foothillls of the Rocky Mountains
(c) In the mountains of New Mexico
(d) In the backwoods of the Allegheny Mountains

Short Answer Questions

1. Edward Abbey lies like a snake on the edge of a dune to

2. Lloyd Pierson is

3. The yucca plant is pollinated by

4. To spend time outside the trailer, Abbey builds

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

(see the answer key)

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