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 compares cultures of Indians and cowboys in that
(a) They continue to fight among themselves
(b) Both originated in the old West
(c) Both are reduced to providng a curiosity for tourists
(d) Both are thriving in the face of adversity

2. A medicinal property of the buckbrush is that of
(a) Disinfectant
(b) Mint
(c) Saponaria
(d) Quinine

3. Blossoming near the shed behind Abbey's trailer is a dazzling
(a) Skyrocket gilia
(b) Indian paintbrush
(c) Cliffrose
(d) Scarlet penstemon

4. Abbey's complaint about a flashlight is that
(a) It isolates his image in the dark
(b) It creates an artificial sense of safety
(c) The light is such a small sphere
(d) It separates a man from the world around him

5. Abbey's concerns about preserving wilderness in this chapter are connected with
(a) His fear of civilization
(b) His lack of patriotism
(c) His concern about personal liberties
(d) His attitude toward vegetarianism

Short Answer Questions

1. Edward Abbey's garden is

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

3. Abbey describes the experience of noontime in the desert like

4. Edward Abbey is living in isolation,

5. Ten miles away past the highway, Abbey can see

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