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. Quicksand is simply
(a) Pasty lava-type sand
(b) Hot fine grained sand
(c) A mixture of soft sand and water
(d) Cold, chunky viscous sand

2. Abbey describes the scene he observes as
(a) A monstrous and inhuman spectacle
(b) One of God's miracles
(c) A tapestry of rocks and dirt
(d) A barren wasteland

3. Ten miles away past the highway, Abbey can see
(a) Dead Horse Mesa
(b) Salt Creek Mesa
(c) The Arches Mesa
(d) Mesa of Moab

4. The difference between Navajos and other poverty-stricken cultures is
(a) Their population growth is monitored by the state
(b) They must report their medical services to the government
(c) They are overseen by the BIA
(d) They are inadequate by national standards

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When he sees a rattlesnake, Abbey reminds himself

2. Viviano is infected by the poison of

3. What is the one clue we have that the lawyer who approached Mrs. Husk was representing the government?

4. Abbey compares cultures of Indians and cowboys in that

5. The prickly pear cactus and its blossom exemplifies the

(see the answer key)

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