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. Edward Abbey lies like a snake on the edge of a dune to
(a) To rest from the power of the wind
(b) Feel the wind as a snake would
(c) Study the flowers like a snake
(d) To feel like a plant, himself

2. Delicate Arch has been eroded by
(a) Animals inhabiting the Arch
(b) Human feet climbing the Arch
(c) Rain pounding the Arch
(d) Machinery working around the Arch

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

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

5. Abbey speculates that the mourning doves' call may be
(a) A warning that there is a human nearby
(b) A brooding meditation on space and solitude
(c) A mournful call to some other dimension
(d) A wish to make contact with the wolves

Short Answer Questions

1. We learn that Abbey has a real dislike for

2. Edward describes the colors of dawn in terms of

3. April mornings in the desert are

4. Abbey calls the rampant development of national parks

5. Just before he heard a jeep approaching, Abbey saw a

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