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. 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'

2. Abbey speculates that the mourning doves' call may be
(a) A wish to make contact with the wolves
(b) A warning that there is a human nearby
(c) A mournful call to some other dimension
(d) A brooding meditation on space and solitude

3. Abbey describes the views from his trailer as
(a) Cold and stark
(b) Somewhat frightening
(c) Open and perfect
(d) Cozy and protected

4. The difference between Navajos and other poverty-stricken cultures is
(a) They are inadequate by national standards
(b) Their population growth is monitored by the state
(c) They are overseen by the BIA
(d) They must report their medical services to the government

5. Thunderstorms come to the high desert in
(a) The middle of spring
(b) The first of October
(c) July and August
(d) September 15

Short Answer Questions

1. Fred Burkett's favorite hiding place to watch for speeders was

2. Edward Abbey is employed by the

3. Why were the little calves terrified during the roundup?

4. Abbey's concerns about preserving wilderness in this chapter are connected with

5. We learn that Abbey was raised

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