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

2. The difference between Navajos and other poverty-stricken cultures is
(a) Their population growth is monitored by the state
(b) They are overseen by the BIA
(c) They must report their medical services to the government
(d) They are inadequate by national standards

3. The government's attempt to transform Navajos to middle class Americans is called
(a) Adjustment
(b) Elitism
(c) Assimilation
(d) Prejudice

4. The desert winds of May have
(a) Cleaned out the flowers and debris
(b) Dried the river to a stream
(c) Brought huge thunderclouds
(d) Burned the green things to saffron and auburn

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. To spend time outside the trailer, Abbey builds

3. Hundreds of years ago, Anasazi hunters left behind

4. Visiting Moab on Wednesdays, Edward Abbey deduces that the men in the beer joints have been

5. On his trip to capture Moon-Eye, Abbey ate his lunch in the shade of

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