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) Plateaus and bluffs
(b) Glacial mountains
(c) Mesas and low hills
(d) Thousand-foot walls of rock

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

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

4. Mr. Bates complains to Edward about
(a) The lonliness of their jobs
(b) The head ranger
(c) The long distances he travels
(d) Administrative paperwork

5. 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

Short Answer Questions

1. Abbey describes the scene he observes as

2. On his stomach, Abbey witnesses

3. Edward's new home is a simple

4. Edward describes the colors of dawn in terms of

5. Edward Abbey is employed by the

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