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. Abbey feels the only real paradise is
(a) The here and now, and the real earth
(b) Moab, Utah
(c) The mythical Garden of Eden
(d) The fantasy of skiing in unison

2. Water has not created the arches, but they are instead carved by
(a) Wind
(b) Snow
(c) Ice
(d) Sand

3. Hundreds of years ago, Anasazi hunters left behind
(a) Animal hides
(b) Cave dwellings
(c) Flint arrowheads
(d) Petroglyphs

4. The reason for the growth of Indian population in the southwest is due to
(a) Vitamin supplements
(b) Pediatricians
(c) Stronger morals
(d) Medical science

5. The heat of the desert makes objects appear
(a) As if they are covered in water
(b) As if they are blurred and on fire
(c) As if they are invisible
(d) As if they are moving

Short Answer Questions

1. Scobie is only able to sleep

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

3. Viviano is infected by the poison of

4. Abbey suggests to Waterman that, perhaps, like a German poet, we humans

5. Why does the sign instructing skiers to ski in a clockwise direction irk Edward Abbey?

(see the answer key)

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