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. Moon-Eye rejected humans when he was subjected to
(a) A violent beating
(b) Being ridden too long
(c) Human food
(d) Having to go all day without water

2. A medicinal property of the buckbrush is that of
(a) Quinine
(b) Mint
(c) Saponaria
(d) Disinfectant

3. Abbey's reference to the beavers building another dam is really about
(a) The federal government's new reservoir
(b) The beavers that were imported into the park
(c) The busy park rangers
(d) The tourists who have jammed up the river

4. The loveliest, and sweet as a pretty girl, in Abbey's opinion, is
(a) Globemallow
(b) Hedgehog cactus
(c) Prickly pear
(d) Cliff rose

5. Edward's new home is a simple
(a) Camper
(b) Trailer
(c) Mobile Home
(d) Tent

Short Answer Questions

1. Edward Abbey's description of a thunderstorm in the desert is

2. Natural springs that seep through canyon walls are

3. Edward is able to hear, but not see

4. Edward Abbey's solution to preventing rattlesnakes is

5. Why does the sign instructing skiers to ski in a clockwise direction irk Edward Abbey?

(see the answer key)

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