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

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

3. Ten miles away past the highway, Abbey can see
(a) Mesa of Moab
(b) Salt Creek Mesa
(c) Dead Horse Mesa
(d) The Arches Mesa

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

5. Viviano Jacquez' nationality is
(a) Mexican
(b) Swiss
(c) Basque
(d) Italian

Short Answer Questions

1. April mornings in the desert are

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

3. Edward Abbey filled his canteen in the Needles country

4. The character Mackie is

5. We learn that Abbey was raised

(see the answer key)

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