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) Human food
(b) A violent beating
(c) Being ridden too long
(d) Having to go all day without water

2. Why did Roy Scobie need to round up his cattle?
(a) They have depeleted their pasture of food
(b) To get them to a cooler, higher altitude
(c) To prepare them for slaughter
(d) To get a grazing permit

3. Edward is overcome with a desire to
(a) Climb the mountain peaks in the distance
(b) Trap the mice and return them to the desert
(c) Eat breakfast and walk the desert
(d) Know and possess the scene around him

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

5. Vernon Pick managed to sufficiently purify his water by
(a) Running water through sand before drinking
(b) Pouring water through thick brush before drinking
(c) Filtering the water through gravel
(d) Turning his canteen into a charcoal filter

Short Answer Questions

1. Abbey had no fear of drowning in the Havasupai Canyon floor's stream because

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

3. All creatures in the desert at this time of year

4. Abbey is polemic about

5. Edward wants to stop attributing human qualities to nature, which is called

(see the answer key)

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