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 describes the experience of noontime in the desert like
(a) A religious experience
(b) An occult fantasy
(c) A psychedelic drug experience
(d) A dark nightmare

2. Moon Eye, the wild horse, has been living alone for
(a) Ten years
(b) Six months
(c) A year
(d) Fifteen years

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

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

5. Moon-Eye's temperament was due to
(a) Having been separated from his mother as a colt
(b) Having been lost for so long
(c) Inflammation of one of his eyes
(d) Bad genes from his mother

Short Answer Questions

1. Indian artifacts in the national forest are

2. Abbey feels if you have reached the point of needing moisture from the barrel cactus

3. In July, the surrounding mountains are almost

4. The only stream that flows perennially through the park is

5. The man who has initiated the search is the deceased man's

(see the answer key)

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