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. The Moab Valley in the distance lies between
(a) Thousand-foot walls of rock
(b) Plateaus and bluffs
(c) Glacial mountains
(d) Mesas and low hills

2. Why were the little calves terrified during the roundup?
(a) They were afraid of the ropes and brand
(b) They were being separated from their mothers
(c) They did not know where they were headed
(d) They had never seen a human

3. Besides money, a reason for developing the parks is
(a) To accommodate a burgeoning population
(b) To allow closer inspection of nature
(c) The cities are growing rapidly
(d) To explore the minerals and ores in the ground

4. The prickly pear cactus and its blossom exemplifies the
(a) Unity of opposites
(b) The wild rose
(c) Pain in nature
(d) The fierceness of the heat

5. Edward Abbey's solution to preventing rattlesnakes is
(a) To scare them away with his walking stick
(b) To feed them the mice in his trailer
(c) To capture and domesticate a gopher snake
(d) To shoot them with his British Webley .45

Short Answer Questions

1. Much of the fauna growing near Abbey's trailer is

2. Who comes out ahead in Abbey's story about Husk and Graham?

3. Scobie is only able to sleep

4. The unexpected guests in Edward's new home include

5. Wood is petrified by

(see the answer key)

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