Desert Solitaire Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 12 Down the River.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Onion Spring, northeast of Moab, is
(a) Slightly salty but good
(b) Clear and drinkable
(c) Full of gold
(d) Poison with arsenic

2. Why was the government interested in the Arches national park area?
(a) Its wealth of silver mines
(b) Death Valley is a high security area for testing
(c) It provides a natural bridge to the east
(d) It is a source of uranium

3. Abbey speculates that the mourning doves' call may be
(a) A wish to make contact with the wolves
(b) A warning that there is a human nearby
(c) A mournful call to some other dimension
(d) A brooding meditation on space and solitude

4. What reigns in the desert on this late-spring day is
(a) The sun
(b) The wind
(c) The clean air
(d) The tourists

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Abbey say he wants the wild horse, Moon-Eye?

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

3. "Apache Tears" are actually

4. Abbey and Newcomb are in denial about the

5. A civil engineer believes a road will help

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