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

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

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

4. The small cloud on Abbey's horizon is
(a) Prostitutes
(b) Progress
(c) Homebrew
(d) Unemployment

5. Besides money, a reason for developing the parks is
(a) To explore the minerals and ores in the ground
(b) To allow closer inspection of nature
(c) To accommodate a burgeoning population
(d) The cities are growing rapidly

Short Answer Questions

1. A badge gives Edward Abbey the authority to

2. Abbey will be allowed to drive the government truck

3. When he sees a rattlesnake, Abbey reminds himself

4. Abbey describes the scene he observes as

5. The government survey crew came with plans to

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