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 sees as a nuisance the presence in the desert of
(a) Scorpions, tarantulas, centipedes and black widows
(b) Foxes, wolves and bobcats
(c) Snakes, lizards and gophers
(d) Rodents such as rats, mice and squirrels

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

3. Abbey says, after a million years of neglect,
(a) The sandstone arches have dissolved
(b) Progress has come to the Arches
(c) People have taken all the animals from the wilderness
(d) The Park has worn down to nothing

4. The Moab Valley in the distance lies between
(a) Mesas and low hills
(b) Glacial mountains
(c) Plateaus and bluffs
(d) Thousand-foot walls of rock

5. The natural wonder that Edward is able to see in his new location is
(a) The Arches National Monument
(b) Painted Desert
(c) Grand Canyon
(d) Colorado Mesa

Short Answer Questions

1. The gopher snakes watch over Abbey like

2. Edward describes the colors of dawn in terms of

3. When he sees a rattlesnake, Abbey reminds himself

4. Edward's part thought in this chapter is that

5. The loveliest, and sweet as a pretty girl, in Abbey's opinion, is

(see the answer key)

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