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 campsite is
(a) An empty spot in a grassy field
(b) One erected previously
(c) A fireplace built by Native Americans
(d) A place he has never seen before

2. Abbey sees the value of wilderness, in a political sense, as
(a) An escape from the city for industry workers
(b) A remote place for the govenrment to set up new programs
(c) A base for resistance to central domination
(d) A military mecca

3. "Apache Tears" are actually
(a) Arrowheads made from obsidian
(b) Crystals found in obscure caves
(c) Dripping springs from the mountains
(d) Hidden crystals in oval rocks

4. Who comes out ahead in Abbey's story about Husk and Graham?
(a) Billy-Joe
(b) Mr. Husk
(c) Mrs. Husk
(d) Mr. Graham

5. The meaning of Abbey's words, "claritas, integritas, veritas" can be found in this quote:
(a) ...the desert reveals itself nakedly and cruelly, with no meaning but its own existnece
(b) Paradox and bedrock.
(c) To meet God or Medusa face to face, even if it means risking everything human in myself
(d) I am here...to confront, immediately and directly if it's possible, the bare bones of existence

Short Answer Questions

1. A medicinal property of the buckbrush is that of

2. Major John Wesley Powell was the first to

3. Fred Burkett's favorite hiding place to watch for speeders was

4. The Moab Valley in the distance lies between

5. Abbey is polemic about

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