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. West of the Mississippi, Abbey says the cult of "cowboyism" is growing as fast as
(a) The local Indian reservations
(b) The population of buffalo
(c) The counter culture
(d) The disappearance of cattle herding

2. The story of Husk, Graham and Billy-Joe is obviously
(a) A detailed account of a local legend
(b) Heavily embellished by Abbey
(c) A fairy tale, at best
(d) An experience Abbey personally had

3. The loveliest, and sweet as a pretty girl, in Abbey's opinion, is
(a) Prickly pear
(b) Globemallow
(c) Cliff rose
(d) Hedgehog cactus

4. The locals in Moab's bars do not become violent, perhaps because
(a) They are humbled by nature
(b) They are good Mormons
(c) They are afraid of one another
(d) The beer is weak

5. Floating through the rapids leaves the two boaters
(a) In shock and awe
(b) Making plans for the future
(c) Happy and exultant
(d) Extremely anxious and concerned

Short Answer Questions

1. A badge gives Edward Abbey the authority to

2. The character Mackie is

3. Ten miles away past the highway, Abbey can see

4. Abbey's campsite is

5. Some ancient pictographs in the rocks depict

(see the answer key)

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