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. Edward is able to hear, but not see
(a) Highway traffic
(b) Distant hawks
(c) Mice and rats
(d) Canyon wrens and mourning doves

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

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

4. The irony of Roy Scobie's death was that
(a) He was carefree about life
(b) His death was harder than he had feared
(c) He fell off of a horse like he expected
(d) What he feared the most actually took place

5. The reason for the growth of Indian population in the southwest is due to
(a) Medical science
(b) Stronger morals
(c) Pediatricians
(d) Vitamin supplements

Short Answer Questions

1. Blossoming near the shed behind Abbey's trailer is a dazzling

2. In late summer the quietness, or somnolence of the desert leaves Abbey feeling

3. The prickly pear cactus and its blossom exemplifies the

4. "Apache Tears" are actually

5. The meaning of Abbey's words, "claritas, integritas, veritas" can be found in this quote:

(see the answer key)

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