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. Abbey describes the scene he observes as
(a) A monstrous and inhuman spectacle
(b) A barren wasteland
(c) One of God's miracles
(d) A tapestry of rocks and dirt

2. Abbey will be responsible for providing the campsites with
(a) Fireplaces
(b) Garbage receptacles
(c) Firewood
(d) Toilet paper

3. Abbey suggests that former cowboys, like Indians, may be
(a) Hoping for redemption
(b) Assimilating into American middle class
(c) Committing slow suicide
(d) Waiting for recognition by the mainstream

4. Edward Abbey lies like a snake on the edge of a dune to
(a) To feel like a plant, himself
(b) To rest from the power of the wind
(c) Feel the wind as a snake would
(d) Study the flowers like a snake

5. On the beach for the evening, the most rewarding thing seems to be
(a) Being off the water
(b) Being dry
(c) Food
(d) Not being cramped

Short Answer Questions

1. Abbey sees the value of wilderness, in a political sense, as

2. Abbey studies the Colorado's tributaries on

3. The story of Husk, Graham and Billy-Joe is obviously

4. Mr. Bates complains to Edward about

5. Just before he heard a jeep approaching, Abbey saw a

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