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. What is Abbey saying about the area in the Graham and Husk story?
(a) That greed will kill people
(b) That a child was killed unnecesssarily
(c) That not all men are equal
(d) That nature is far more powerful than man

2. The reason for the growth of Indian population in the southwest is due to
(a) Medical science
(b) Vitamin supplements
(c) Pediatricians
(d) Stronger morals

3. To spend time outside the trailer, Abbey builds
(a) A deck
(b) A ramada
(c) A patio
(d) A hut

4. The prickly pear cactus and its blossom exemplifies the
(a) Unity of opposites
(b) The fierceness of the heat
(c) The wild rose
(d) Pain in nature

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Abbey will be responsible for providing the campsites with

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

3. Edward Abbey's solution to preventing rattlesnakes is

4. Edward's part thought in this chapter is that

5. Natural springs that seep through canyon walls are

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