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's decision to take a shortcut in the Havasu Canyon
(a) Made him realize he had gone too far
(b) Left him without water or food
(c) Led him to sleep in the wilderness
(d) Led to a near-death experience

2. Abbey often mentions tamarisks. A tamarisk is a
(a) A lake in the canyon
(b) A soaring, large-winged bird
(c) A wild animal related to the wolf
(d) Tree with pink plumes

3. We learn that Abbey has a real dislike for
(a) Wind
(b) Snakes
(c) Rabbits
(d) Red ants

4. Moon Eye, the wild horse, has been living alone for
(a) Fifteen years
(b) Ten years
(c) A year
(d) Six months

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Edward Abbey's description of a thunderstorm in the desert is

2. The cabin Abbey slept in appears to be

3. Mackie would rather be rich than work for Scobie. If he were, he would

4. Much of the fauna growing near Abbey's trailer is

5. The meaning of Abbey's words, "claritas, integritas, veritas" can be found in this quote:

(see the answer key)

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