Desert Solitaire Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 8 Cowboys and Indians Part II.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Abbey describes the views from his trailer as
(a) Somewhat frightening
(b) Cold and stark
(c) Open and perfect
(d) Cozy and protected

2. Abbey describes the voice of the desert
(a) Whirling and shrieking
(b) Moaning and crying
(c) Rising to a demented howl
(d) Screaming through the cracks

3. Edward attaches a red bandanna to a ridgepole in honor of
(a) Mothers' Day
(b) April Fools' Day
(c) May Day
(d) Spring Solstice

4. Edward wants to stop attributing human qualities to nature, which is called
(a) Characterization
(b) Anthropomorphism
(c) Metamophization
(d) Personification

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Abbey's complaint about a flashlight is that

2. Abbey sees as a nuisance the presence in the desert of

3. Hundreds of years ago, Anasazi hunters left behind

4. The yucca plant is pollinated by

5. Edward Abbey's solution to preventing rattlesnakes is

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