Desert Solitaire Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 17 Terra Incognita: Into the Maze.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Any cow found without a brand
(a) Is put in a corral of strays
(b) Is taken immediately to the slaughterhouse
(c) Is left for the next rancher
(d) Belongs to the finder

2. The natural wonder that Edward is able to see in his new location is
(a) Painted Desert
(b) The Arches National Monument
(c) Grand Canyon
(d) Colorado Mesa

3. Why does the sign instructing skiers to ski in a clockwise direction irk Edward Abbey?
(a) He wishes people would ski only on the snow
(b) It is one more indication of freedom lost to government control
(c) It is industrial tourism at its finest
(d) He feels people should ski in both directions

4. Abbey's concerns about preserving wilderness in this chapter are connected with
(a) His lack of patriotism
(b) His attitude toward vegetarianism
(c) His concern about personal liberties
(d) His fear of civilization

5. Scobie is only able to sleep
(a) In a cot
(b) On rock
(c) On desert sand
(d) On quicksand

Short Answer Questions

1. Vernon Pick managed to sufficiently purify his water by

2. Abbey often mentions tamarisks. A tamarisk is a

3. Abbey describes the scene he observes as

4. Delicate Arch has been eroded by

5. Roy Scobie is known for being frugal with

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