Desert Solitaire Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3 The Serpents of Paradise.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The gopher snakes watch over Abbey like
(a) Voyeurs, watching his activities
(b) Totemic deities
(c) Enemies waiting to strike
(d) Predators watching their prey

2. Edward Abbey is employed by the
(a) Moab County Parks Service
(b) Utah State Parks
(c) US Forest Service
(d) National Parks Service

3. April mornings in the desert are
(a) Bright, clear and calm
(b) Very windy
(c) Stormy
(d) Cold, windy and dusty

4. Edward wants to stop attributing human qualities to nature, which is called
(a) Personification
(b) Characterization
(c) Metamophization
(d) Anthropomorphism

5. Mr. Bates complains to Edward about
(a) Administrative paperwork
(b) The long distances he travels
(c) The head ranger
(d) The lonliness of their jobs

Short Answer Questions

1. Water has not created the arches, but they are instead carved by

2. Edward is overcome with a desire to

3. Lloyd Pierson is

4. Edward's part thought in this chapter is that

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

(see the answer key)

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