Desert Solitaire Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 15 Tukuhnikivats, the Island in the Desert.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Fred Burkett's favorite hiding place to watch for speeders was
(a) Blown over in the wind
(b) Now obsolete
(c) Leveled by vandals
(d) Sawed down by Abbey

2. Abbey's reaction to the man's manner of death is one of
(a) Anger for his carelessness
(b) Fear of going the same way
(c) Revulsion at the sight
(d) Congratulatory envy

3. Abbey feels the only real paradise is
(a) The here and now, and the real earth
(b) Moab, Utah
(c) The fantasy of skiing in unison
(d) The mythical Garden of Eden

4. Salty water cannot sustain human life because
(a) It shrinks the arteries
(b) It mixes with blood and makes it too salty
(c) It causes the body to become even more dehydrated
(d) It causes severe head pain

5. The meaning of Abbey's words, "claritas, integritas, veritas" can be found in this quote:
(a) To meet God or Medusa face to face, even if it means risking everything human in myself
(b) I am here...to confront, immediately and directly if it's possible, the bare bones of existence
(c) ...the desert reveals itself nakedly and cruelly, with no meaning but its own existnece
(d) Paradox and bedrock.

Short Answer Questions

1. The Moab Valley in the distance lies between

2. An arroyo seco is

3. The beautiful flower Larkspur can be

4. Thunderstorms come to the high desert in

5. Why did Roy Scobie need to round up his cattle?

(see the answer key)

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