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

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

3. The clarity of the desert is illustrated in the desert's flora and fauna
(a) The danger in the plant forms
(b) The heat and rock
(c) The uncrowded openness
(d) The lack of life

4. The physical comforts in his trailer include
(a) Cable TV
(b) Garbage disposal
(c) Gas fireplace
(d) Running water

5. When he sees a rattlesnake, Abbey reminds himself
(a) It is his job to protect life within the park boundaries
(b) He would rather kill a snake than a human
(c) Snakes are vermin and could kill him
(d) Humans are more important than wildlife

Short Answer Questions

1. The prickly pear cactus and its blossom exemplifies the

2. Edward Abbey is living in isolation,

3. A civil engineer believes a road will help

4. Roy Scobie is a rancher obsessed with

5. Why were the little calves terrified during the roundup?

(see the answer key)

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