Desert Solitaire Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 7 Cowboys and Indians.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What were Husk and Graham hoping for?
(a) A natural life for the boy
(b) A new wife
(c) Riches through uranium
(d) A nature experience

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

3. Geodes are prevalent in these areas. They are
(a) Egg-shaped rock containing quartz crystals
(b) Crumbling mounds of sand and dust
(c) A form of zircon
(d) Sharp-edged rock for arrow heads

4. We learn that Abbey has a real dislike for
(a) Red ants
(b) Rabbits
(c) Snakes
(d) Wind

5. Wood is petrified by
(a) Salt springs erosion
(b) Pressure from cold springs
(c) Hot silica-bearing waters
(d) Quicksand

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Scobie is only able to sleep

3. Visiting Moab on Wednesdays, Edward Abbey deduces that the men in the beer joints have been

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

5. A civil engineer believes a road will help

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