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 sounds of the mourning doves suggests to Edward
(a) Their sadness over the isolation of the desert
(b) An attempt to communicate with him
(c) Their oneness with the other desert creatures
(d) An attempt to restore a lost communion

2. The only stream that flows perennially through the park is
(a) A babbling creek behind his trailer
(b) A rushing stream of snow melt
(c) Too salty to be potable
(d) Pepper Creek

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Edward is overcome with a desire to

2. Abbey describes the scene he observes as

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

4. Edward's new home is a simple

5. The Moab Valley in the distance lies between

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