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

2. The yucca plant is pollinated by
(a) A hummingbird
(b) A moth
(c) A bee
(d) A butterfly

3. Edward describes the colors of dawn in terms of
(a) Primary colors of life's art
(b) Lavender, gold and rosey
(c) Gray, brown and tinny
(d) Rainbow of pastels

4. Edward Abbey is employed by the
(a) Moab County Parks Service
(b) Utah State Parks
(c) US Forest Service
(d) National Parks Service

5. Abbey's complaint about a flashlight is that
(a) The light is such a small sphere
(b) It separates a man from the world around him
(c) It isolates his image in the dark
(d) It creates an artificial sense of safety

Short Answer Questions

1. The Moab Valley in the distance lies between

2. Ten miles away past the highway, Abbey can see

3. Blossoming near the shed behind Abbey's trailer is a dazzling

4. The clarity of the desert is illustrated in the desert's flora and fauna

5. When he sees a rattlesnake, Abbey reminds himself

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