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

2. West of the Mississippi, Abbey says the cult of "cowboyism" is growing as fast as
(a) The disappearance of cattle herding
(b) The local Indian reservations
(c) The population of buffalo
(d) The counter culture

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

4. "Apache Tears" are actually
(a) Hidden crystals in oval rocks
(b) Crystals found in obscure caves
(c) Dripping springs from the mountains
(d) Arrowheads made from obsidian

5. 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

Short Answer Questions

1. The difference between Navajos and other poverty-stricken cultures is

2. The heat of the desert makes objects appear

3. The prickly pear cactus and its blossom exemplifies the

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

5. Abbey's concerns about preserving wilderness in this chapter are connected with

(see the answer key)

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