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 will be allowed to drive the government truck
(a) Once a week to headquarters and Moab
(b) Twice a month to inspect the Arches
(c) Once a month out into the desert for exploration
(d) Once a week to the Yellow Cat Badlands

2. When he sees a rattlesnake, Abbey reminds himself
(a) Snakes are vermin and could kill him
(b) He would rather kill a snake than a human
(c) Humans are more important than wildlife
(d) It is his job to protect life within the park boundaries

3. Abbey will be responsible for providing the campsites with
(a) Fireplaces
(b) Garbage receptacles
(c) Firewood
(d) Toilet paper

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

5. Abbey sees as a nuisance the presence in the desert of
(a) Scorpions, tarantulas, centipedes and black widows
(b) Snakes, lizards and gophers
(c) Rodents such as rats, mice and squirrels
(d) Foxes, wolves and bobcats

Short Answer Questions

1. Abbey describes the scene he observes as

2. Abbey describes the voice of the desert

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

4. Edward Abbey's solution to preventing rattlesnakes is

5. The Moab Valley in the distance lies between

(see the answer key)

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