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

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

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

4. Abbey enjoys the playful antics of the
(a) Bald eagles
(b) Pinyon jays
(c) Crows
(d) Mourning Doves

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Abbey calls the rampant development of national parks

3. The yucca plant is pollinated by

4. Visiting Moab on Wednesdays, Edward Abbey deduces that the men in the beer joints have been

5. When raising his American flag, Edward wishes

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