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's garden is
(a) A stand of locoweed
(b) A vegetable garden behind the trailer
(c) A flower garden in front of the porch
(d) All that lies around him

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

3. Abbey describes the scene he observes as
(a) A tapestry of rocks and dirt
(b) A barren wasteland
(c) One of God's miracles
(d) A monstrous and inhuman spectacle

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The sounds of the mourning doves suggests to Edward

2. Edward attaches a red bandanna to a ridgepole in honor of

3. Abbey will be allowed to drive the government truck

4. Abbey describes the voice of the desert

5. The prickly pear cactus and its blossom exemplifies the

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