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 describes the colors of dawn in terms of
(a) Lavender, gold and rosey
(b) Gray, brown and tinny
(c) Rainbow of pastels
(d) Primary colors of life's art

2. Edward Abbey's garden is
(a) A flower garden in front of the porch
(b) A vegetable garden behind the trailer
(c) All that lies around him
(d) A stand of locoweed

3. Abbey sees as a nuisance the presence in the desert of
(a) Scorpions, tarantulas, centipedes and black widows
(b) Rodents such as rats, mice and squirrels
(c) Foxes, wolves and bobcats
(d) Snakes, lizards and gophers

4. Abbey enjoys the playful antics of the
(a) Mourning Doves
(b) Bald eagles
(c) Pinyon jays
(d) Crows

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The yucca plant is pollinated by

2. Edward's part thought in this chapter is that

3. The loveliest, and sweet as a pretty girl, in Abbey's opinion, is

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

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

(see the answer key)

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