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. Edward describes the colors of dawn in terms of
(a) Lavender, gold and rosey
(b) Primary colors of life's art
(c) Gray, brown and tinny
(d) Rainbow of pastels

2. A large influx of tourists to the park is marked by
(a) The end of spring
(b) Fourth of July
(c) Labor Day
(d) Memorial Day

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

4. In late summer the quietness, or somnolence of the desert leaves Abbey feeling
(a) Tired of the heat
(b) A certain madness
(c) Haunted by voices
(d) Hungry for the ocean

5. Mackie would rather be rich than work for Scobie. If he were, he would
(a) Hire someone like himself
(b) Buy his own cows
(c) Live back in Moab
(d) Buy Scobie out

Short Answer Questions

1. The Moab Valley in the distance lies between

2. Abbey's campsite is

3. Some ancient pictographs in the rocks depict

4. Abbey calls the rampant development of national parks

5. Beyond the timberline Abbey observes

(see the answer key)

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