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

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

3. Abbey describes the views from his trailer as
(a) Cold and stark
(b) Cozy and protected
(c) Open and perfect
(d) Somewhat frightening

4. April mornings in the desert are
(a) Cold, windy and dusty
(b) Stormy
(c) Very windy
(d) Bright, clear and calm

5. Where once in the Arches Park there were only used newspapers to catch up on the news,
(a) There is a computerized subway
(b) There are now televisions in recreational vehicles
(c) There is a local newscaster at the station
(d) There is a movie theatre

Short Answer Questions

1. The physical comforts in his trailer include

2. Edward is overcome with a desire to

3. Delicate Arch has been eroded by

4. Edward wants to stop attributing human qualities to nature, which is called

5. Besides money, a reason for developing the parks is

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