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 desert winds of May have
(a) Dried the river to a stream
(b) Cleaned out the flowers and debris
(c) Burned the green things to saffron and auburn
(d) Brought huge thunderclouds

2. A badge gives Edward Abbey the authority to
(a) Arrest trespassers who hike out of bounds
(b) Carry a weapon
(c) Imprison animals he thinks may be dangerous
(d) Arrest malefactors and evildoers

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

4. Geodes are prevalent in these areas. They are
(a) Egg-shaped rock containing quartz crystals
(b) A form of zircon
(c) Crumbling mounds of sand and dust
(d) Sharp-edged rock for arrow heads

5. The heat of the desert makes objects appear
(a) As if they are invisible
(b) As if they are blurred and on fire
(c) As if they are covered in water
(d) As if they are moving

Short Answer Questions

1. Abbey sees the value of wilderness, in a political sense, as

2. Delicate Arch has been eroded by

3. To spend time outside the trailer, Abbey builds

4. Eating inside the trailer makes Abbey remember

5. The yucca plant is pollinated by

(see the answer key)

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