Desert Solitaire Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 5 Polemic: Industrial Tourism and the National Parks.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. A civil engineer believes a road will help
(a) To accommodate more tourists
(b) To get deeper into the wilderness
(c) To make it easier to get to Moab
(d) To develop the property for homes

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

3. Mr. Bates complains to Edward about
(a) The lonliness of their jobs
(b) The long distances he travels
(c) Administrative paperwork
(d) The head ranger

4. Edward Abbey's solution to preventing rattlesnakes is
(a) To capture and domesticate a gopher snake
(b) To feed them the mice in his trailer
(c) To scare them away with his walking stick
(d) To shoot them with his British Webley .45

5. Just before he heard a jeep approaching, Abbey saw a
(a) Group of deer
(b) A grisly bear
(c) A mouse
(d) A cougar

Short Answer Questions

1. Lloyd Pierson is

2. The small cloud on Abbey's horizon is

3. Edward is overcome with a desire to

4. Abbey describes the voice of the desert

5. Visiting Moab on Wednesdays, Edward Abbey deduces that the men in the beer joints have been

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