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. The irony of Roy Scobie's death was that
(a) His death was harder than he had feared
(b) He was carefree about life
(c) He fell off of a horse like he expected
(d) What he feared the most actually took place

2. Why did Abbey's friend from Cleveland think the desert would be a better place if it had water?
(a) Because it would be greener
(b) Because more people could live there
(c) Because it would be more beautiful
(d) Because it would be a better tourist attraction

3. Edward Abbey is employed by the
(a) US Forest Service
(b) Moab County Parks Service
(c) National Parks Service
(d) Utah State Parks

4. Separating from other human beings feels to Abbey like
(a) A stab of conscience
(b) An unnatural act that will lead to loss
(c) A spiritual reckoning
(d) Cutting the cord, a rebirth into primeval liberty

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Abbey is convinced that horses are

2. Abbey will be allowed to drive the government truck

3. A man is shouting from the shore to Abbey and Newcomb about

4. Wood is petrified by

5. Thunderstorms come to the high desert in

(see the answer key)

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