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. The prickly pear cactus and its blossom exemplifies the
(a) Pain in nature
(b) The wild rose
(c) Unity of opposites
(d) The fierceness of the heat

2. Edward Abbey lies like a snake on the edge of a dune to
(a) To feel like a plant, himself
(b) Feel the wind as a snake would
(c) To rest from the power of the wind
(d) Study the flowers like a snake

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

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

5. Edward Abbey's garden is
(a) A stand of locoweed
(b) A vegetable garden behind the trailer
(c) All that lies around him
(d) A flower garden in front of the porch

Short Answer Questions

1. In the middle of the day on the desert, most of the birds

2. A badge gives Edward Abbey the authority to

3. What kind of tool can detect the presence of uranium?

4. Abbey wonders if a man could get used to

5. When raising his American flag, Edward wishes

(see the answer key)

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