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. Abbey enjoys the playful antics of the
(a) Pinyon jays
(b) Mourning Doves
(c) Bald eagles
(d) Crows

2. Edward Abbey is living in isolation,
(a) A hundred miles from his home
(b) Twenty miles from another human
(c) Five miles from the ranger station
(d) Fifty miles from the city

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

4. Lloyd Pierson is
(a) A government accountant
(b) A state policeman
(c) An archaeologist
(d) A park superintendent

5. Much of the fauna growing near Abbey's trailer is
(a) Sage and juniper
(b) Weeds and reeds
(c) Pines and firs
(d) Cactus and briars

Short Answer Questions

1. When he sees a rattlesnake, Abbey reminds himself

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

3. Abbey describes the voice of the desert

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

5. Abbey's complaint about a flashlight is that

(see the answer key)

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