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 Abbey is living in isolation,
(a) Five miles from the ranger station
(b) A hundred miles from his home
(c) Fifty miles from the city
(d) Twenty miles from another human

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

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

4. The sounds of the mourning doves suggests to Edward
(a) Their sadness over the isolation of the desert
(b) Their oneness with the other desert creatures
(c) An attempt to restore a lost communion
(d) An attempt to communicate with him

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Much of the fauna growing near Abbey's trailer is

2. Abbey's complaint about a flashlight is that

3. Abbey is paid a visit by

4. Edward describes the colors of dawn in terms of

5. The Moab Valley in the distance lies between

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