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. Why does Abbey say he wants the wild horse, Moon-Eye?
(a) He is curious about a reclusive horse
(b) He wants to see his huge hooves
(c) He says he does not know
(d) He wants him for transportation

2. Abbey had no fear of drowning in the Havasupai Canyon floor's stream because
(a) He intended to drink it all
(b) It was only ankle deep
(c) It was only a mirage
(d) It was salty and made him bouyant

3. Edward is able to hear, but not see
(a) Distant hawks
(b) Mice and rats
(c) Highway traffic
(d) Canyon wrens and mourning doves

4. The sounds of the mourning doves suggests to Edward
(a) Their oneness with the other desert creatures
(b) An attempt to communicate with him
(c) An attempt to restore a lost communion
(d) Their sadness over the isolation of the desert

5. The character Mackie is
(a) An old friend of Abbey's
(b) A temporary replacement for Viviano
(c) A Mormon from Utah
(d) A friend of the rangers'

Short Answer Questions

1. Abbey speculates that the mourning doves' call may be

2. Eating inside the trailer makes Abbey remember

3. In the middle of the day on the desert, most of the birds

4. On the beach for the evening, the most rewarding thing seems to be

5. Edward Abbey is living in isolation,

(see the answer key)

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