Desert Solitaire Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 15 Tukuhnikivats, the Island in the Desert.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Moon-Eye rejected humans when he was subjected to
(a) Human food
(b) Having to go all day without water
(c) A violent beating
(d) Being ridden too long

2. Abbey had no fear of drowning in the Havasupai Canyon floor's stream because
(a) It was only ankle deep
(b) He intended to drink it all
(c) It was only a mirage
(d) It was salty and made him bouyant

3. Abbey suggests that former cowboys, like Indians, may be
(a) Waiting for recognition by the mainstream
(b) Assimilating into American middle class
(c) Committing slow suicide
(d) Hoping for redemption

4. Edward Abbey's description of a thunderstorm in the desert is
(a) Peaceful and calming
(b) A Zen experience
(c) Dramatic and violent
(d) A humorous event

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of tool can detect the presence of uranium?

2. Abbey will be responsible for providing the campsites with

3. Roy Scobie is a rancher obsessed with

4. The government's attempt to transform Navajos to middle class Americans is called

5. The gopher snakes watch over Abbey like

(see the answer key)

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