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 wonders if a man could get used to
(a) Digging for water
(b) Melting snow for water
(c) Drinking from Salt Creek
(d) Going without water

2. Edward is able to hear, but not see
(a) Mice and rats
(b) Highway traffic
(c) Distant hawks
(d) Canyon wrens and mourning doves

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

4. A badge gives Edward Abbey the authority to
(a) Imprison animals he thinks may be dangerous
(b) Arrest malefactors and evildoers
(c) Carry a weapon
(d) Arrest trespassers who hike out of bounds

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Mr. Bates complains to Edward about

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

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

4. Edward is overcome with a desire to

5. Edward wants to stop attributing human qualities to nature, which is called

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