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. Edward is overcome with a desire to
(a) Eat breakfast and walk the desert
(b) Climb the mountain peaks in the distance
(c) Know and possess the scene around him
(d) Trap the mice and return them to the desert

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The only stream that flows perennially through the park is

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

3. The Moab Valley in the distance lies between

4. On his stomach, Abbey witnesses

5. The unexpected guests in Edward's new home include

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