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. Abbey gets sidetracked to Havasu on his way to
(a) Moab
(b) Los Angeles
(c) New Mexico
(d) Denver

2. Abbey sees the value of wilderness, in a political sense, as
(a) A base for resistance to central domination
(b) A military mecca
(c) A remote place for the govenrment to set up new programs
(d) An escape from the city for industry workers

3. Abbey feels if you have reached the point of needing moisture from the barrel cactus
(a) You are a true cowboy
(b) You have reached the pinnacle of survival
(c) You are ready for life as a pioneer
(d) You are doomed

4. The pika is an animal that lives and feeds on
(a) Alpine violets
(b) Larkspur
(c) Tundra
(d) Buttercups

5. A civil engineer believes a road will help
(a) To develop the property for homes
(b) To get deeper into the wilderness
(c) To accommodate more tourists
(d) To make it easier to get to Moab

Short Answer Questions

1. Edward's new home is a simple

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

3. The prickly pear cactus and its blossom exemplifies the

4. Abbey and Newcomb are in denial about the

5. Edward Abbey's description of a thunderstorm in the desert is

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