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. The sounds of the mourning doves suggests to Edward
(a) An attempt to communicate with him
(b) Their sadness over the isolation of the desert
(c) An attempt to restore a lost communion
(d) Their oneness with the other desert creatures

2. The government survey crew came with plans to
(a) Lay out a new road into the Arches
(b) Build a new winter resort
(c) Construct additional campsites
(d) Rebuild the ranger station

3. The physical comforts in his trailer include
(a) Cable TV
(b) Garbage disposal
(c) Gas fireplace
(d) Running water

4. Delicate Arch has been eroded by
(a) Rain pounding the Arch
(b) Animals inhabiting the Arch
(c) Machinery working around the Arch
(d) Human feet climbing the Arch

5. On his stomach, Abbey witnesses
(a) A fight between two rattlesnakes
(b) The burrowing of two snakes
(c) The retreat of the snakes from his cabin
(d) The mating dance of two bull snakes

Short Answer Questions

1. Abbey speculates that the mourning doves' call may be

2. Edward is overcome with a desire to

3. Lloyd Pierson is

4. The yucca plant is pollinated by

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

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