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 describes the views from his trailer as
(a) Open and perfect
(b) Cold and stark
(c) Cozy and protected
(d) Somewhat frightening

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

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

4. Abbey's complaint about a flashlight is that
(a) It creates an artificial sense of safety
(b) It separates a man from the world around him
(c) It isolates his image in the dark
(d) The light is such a small sphere

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

Short Answer Questions

1. A badge gives Edward Abbey the authority to

2. Edward is overcome with a desire to

3. Abbey is paid a visit by

4. Edward is able to hear, but not see

5. The natural wonder that Edward is able to see in his new location is

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