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. When a person is in the desert long enough he learns to
(a) Know by the insect patterns where water is
(b) Hear running water miles away
(c) Smell water
(d) Follow animals to water

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

3. Abbey had no fear of drowning in the Havasupai Canyon floor's stream because
(a) It was only ankle deep
(b) He intended to drink it all
(c) It was only a mirage
(d) It was salty and made him bouyant

4. Why did Roy Scobie need to round up his cattle?
(a) They have depeleted their pasture of food
(b) To prepare them for slaughter
(c) To get a grazing permit
(d) To get them to a cooler, higher altitude

5. 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

Short Answer Questions

1. Abbey suggests that former cowboys, like Indians, may be

2. All creatures in the desert at this time of year

3. When he sees a rattlesnake, Abbey reminds himself

4. Abbey says, after a million years of neglect,

5. The sounds of the mourning doves suggests to Edward

(see the answer key)

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