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

2. Edward Abbey's solution to preventing rattlesnakes is
(a) To shoot them with his British Webley .45
(b) To feed them the mice in his trailer
(c) To scare them away with his walking stick
(d) To capture and domesticate a gopher snake

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The Moab Valley in the distance lies between

2. Edward is overcome with a desire to

3. April mornings in the desert are

4. Mr. Bates complains to Edward about

5. Abbey describes the scene he observes as

(see the answer key)

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