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 Moab Valley in the distance lies between
(a) Thousand-foot walls of rock
(b) Glacial mountains
(c) Mesas and low hills
(d) Plateaus and bluffs

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

3. The physical comforts in his trailer include
(a) Garbage disposal
(b) Gas fireplace
(c) Running water
(d) Cable TV

4. Ten miles away past the highway, Abbey can see
(a) Salt Creek Mesa
(b) The Arches Mesa
(c) Mesa of Moab
(d) Dead Horse Mesa

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The sounds of the mourning doves suggests to Edward

2. Edward describes the colors of dawn in terms of

3. Abbey enjoys the playful antics of the

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

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

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