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 experience of noontime in the desert like
(a) A religious experience
(b) A dark nightmare
(c) A psychedelic drug experience
(d) An occult fantasy

2. West of the Mississippi, Abbey says the cult of "cowboyism" is growing as fast as
(a) The counter culture
(b) The population of buffalo
(c) The local Indian reservations
(d) The disappearance of cattle herding

3. Since the visit from the government workers, The Arches Park has
(a) Turned into a village
(b) Grown into a huge tourist attraction
(c) Become a parking lot for RVs
(d) Closed down to outsiders

4. To make it easier to maneuver the rubber raft, Abbey
(a) Leans back against the stern seats
(b) Gets hold of a second paddle
(c) Keeps one hand outside the boat
(d) Ties his boat to Newcomb's

5. The heat of the desert makes objects appear
(a) As if they are blurred and on fire
(b) As if they are moving
(c) As if they are covered in water
(d) As if they are invisible

Short Answer Questions

1. Why was the government interested in the Arches national park area?

2. A badge gives Edward Abbey the authority to

3. Eating inside the trailer makes Abbey remember

4. Under Abbey's ramada on a sunny day the temperature of 110 degrees is

5. The loveliest, and sweet as a pretty girl, in Abbey's opinion, is

(see the answer key)

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