Desert Solitaire Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 5 Polemic: Industrial Tourism and the National Parks.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The prickly pear cactus and its blossom exemplifies the
(a) Pain in nature
(b) Unity of opposites
(c) The wild rose
(d) The fierceness of the heat

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

3. The government survey crew came with plans to
(a) Build a new winter resort
(b) Construct additional campsites
(c) Rebuild the ranger station
(d) Lay out a new road into the Arches

4. Edward Abbey is employed by the
(a) National Parks Service
(b) Utah State Parks
(c) Moab County Parks Service
(d) US Forest Service

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

Short Answer Questions

1. A medicinal property of the buckbrush is that of

2. The clarity of the desert is illustrated in the desert's flora and fauna

3. Edward attaches a red bandanna to a ridgepole in honor of

4. Blossoming near the shed behind Abbey's trailer is a dazzling

5. The yucca plant is pollinated by

(see the answer key)

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