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

2. Abbey is polemic about
(a) Birds of prey being destroyed
(b) Not distroying our national parks
(c) Improving the space station
(d) Killing off the wolves

3. 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

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

5. Abbey describes the voice of the desert
(a) Rising to a demented howl
(b) Screaming through the cracks
(c) Moaning and crying
(d) Whirling and shrieking

Short Answer Questions

1. Edward Abbey is employed by the

2. The prickly pear cactus and its blossom exemplifies the

3. The small cloud on Abbey's horizon is

4. Abbey's complaint about a flashlight is that

5. Delicate Arch has been eroded by

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