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's reference to the beavers building another dam is really about
(a) The beavers that were imported into the park
(b) The busy park rangers
(c) The federal government's new reservoir
(d) The tourists who have jammed up the river

2. Abbey's concerns about preserving wilderness in this chapter are connected with
(a) His attitude toward vegetarianism
(b) His fear of civilization
(c) His concern about personal liberties
(d) His lack of patriotism

3. Besides money, a reason for developing the parks is
(a) To accommodate a burgeoning population
(b) To explore the minerals and ores in the ground
(c) To allow closer inspection of nature
(d) The cities are growing rapidly

4. Edward attaches a red bandanna to a ridgepole in honor of
(a) May Day
(b) Spring Solstice
(c) Mothers' Day
(d) April Fools' Day

5. Abbey describes the scene he observes as
(a) A monstrous and inhuman spectacle
(b) A tapestry of rocks and dirt
(c) A barren wasteland
(d) One of God's miracles

Short Answer Questions

1. Abbey sees the value of wilderness, in a political sense, as

2. "Apache Tears" are actually

3. Scobie is only able to sleep

4. We can assume that Abbey decides to set off to the mountains

5. Abbey sees as a nuisance the presence in the desert of

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