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 natural wonder that Edward is able to see in his new location is
(a) Painted Desert
(b) Grand Canyon
(c) The Arches National Monument
(d) Colorado Mesa

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

3. Abbey says, after a million years of neglect,
(a) The sandstone arches have dissolved
(b) People have taken all the animals from the wilderness
(c) Progress has come to the Arches
(d) The Park has worn down to nothing

4. Visiting Moab on Wednesdays, Edward Abbey deduces that the men in the beer joints have been
(a) Are poor miners
(b) Working as park rangers all day
(c) Active and working alone all day
(d) In town for most of the day

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Edward is able to hear, but not see

3. A badge gives Edward Abbey the authority to

4. The physical comforts in his trailer include

5. We learn that Abbey has a real dislike for

(see the answer key)

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