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. Abbey describes the scene he observes as
(a) A barren wasteland
(b) One of God's miracles
(c) A monstrous and inhuman spectacle
(d) A tapestry of rocks and dirt

2. The gopher snakes watch over Abbey like
(a) Enemies waiting to strike
(b) Predators watching their prey
(c) Voyeurs, watching his activities
(d) Totemic deities

3. Abbey is polemic about
(a) Improving the space station
(b) Killing off the wolves
(c) Not distroying our national parks
(d) Birds of prey being destroyed

4. Abbey is paid a visit by
(a) Other Parks Service employees
(b) Rangers from the Forest Service
(c) Firemen from the nearby forest
(d) The local water delivery company

5. Where once in the Arches Park there were only used newspapers to catch up on the news,
(a) There is a movie theatre
(b) There is a computerized subway
(c) There are now televisions in recreational vehicles
(d) There is a local newscaster at the station

Short Answer Questions

1. The small cloud on Abbey's horizon is

2. On his stomach, Abbey witnesses

3. Abbey sees as a nuisance the presence in the desert of

4. Edward Abbey lies like a snake on the edge of a dune to

5. Delicate Arch has been eroded by

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