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 unexpected guests in Edward's new home include
(a) Bats
(b) Spiders
(c) Insects
(d) Mice

2. Edward's part thought in this chapter is that
(a) Only dogs have emotions
(b) Animals have no emotions
(c) Women have souls
(d) All living things on earth are kindred

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

4. Abbey describes the voice of the desert
(a) Moaning and crying
(b) Screaming through the cracks
(c) Rising to a demented howl
(d) Whirling and shrieking

5. Abbey describes the scene he observes as
(a) One of God's miracles
(b) A monstrous and inhuman spectacle
(c) A barren wasteland
(d) A tapestry of rocks and dirt

Short Answer Questions

1. Edward Abbey is living in isolation,

2. When he sees a rattlesnake, Abbey reminds himself

3. Much of the fauna growing near Abbey's trailer is

4. The only stream that flows perennially through the park is

5. Abbey will be allowed to drive the government truck

(see the answer key)

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