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. Visiting Moab on Wednesdays, Edward Abbey deduces that the men in the beer joints have been
(a) Active and working alone all day
(b) Are poor miners
(c) Working as park rangers all day
(d) In town for most of the day

2. The Havsupai are by nature
(a) Cheerful and easygoing
(b) Malicious and suspicious
(c) Lazy and dirty
(d) Judgmental

3. Vernon Pick managed to sufficiently purify his water by
(a) Pouring water through thick brush before drinking
(b) Filtering the water through gravel
(c) Running water through sand before drinking
(d) Turning his canteen into a charcoal filter

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

5. Edward Abbey is living in isolation,
(a) Five miles from the ranger station
(b) Twenty miles from another human
(c) A hundred miles from his home
(d) Fifty miles from the city

Short Answer Questions

1. Edward Abbey is employed by the

2. Who comes out ahead in Abbey's story about Husk and Graham?

3. Abbey's reaction to the man's manner of death is one of

4. The Moab Valley in the distance lies between

5. Salty water cannot sustain human life because

(see the answer key)

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