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

2. Why does the sign instructing skiers to ski in a clockwise direction irk Edward Abbey?
(a) It is one more indication of freedom lost to government control
(b) It is industrial tourism at its finest
(c) He wishes people would ski only on the snow
(d) He feels people should ski in both directions

3. The locals in Moab's bars do not become violent, perhaps because
(a) They are afraid of one another
(b) They are good Mormons
(c) The beer is weak
(d) They are humbled by nature

4. The government's attempt to transform Navajos to middle class Americans is called
(a) Adjustment
(b) Prejudice
(c) Elitism
(d) Assimilation

5. Abbey suggests that former cowboys, like Indians, may be
(a) Hoping for redemption
(b) Committing slow suicide
(c) Assimilating into American middle class
(d) Waiting for recognition by the mainstream

Short Answer Questions

1. "Apache Tears" are actually

2. On his stomach, Abbey witnesses

3. Vernon Pick managed to sufficiently purify his water by

4. Abbey is convinced that horses are

5. The clarity of the desert is illustrated in the desert's flora and fauna

(see the answer key)

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