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. Besides money, a reason for developing the parks is
(a) To allow closer inspection of nature
(b) The cities are growing rapidly
(c) To explore the minerals and ores in the ground
(d) To accommodate a burgeoning population

2. Delicate Arch has been eroded by
(a) Rain pounding the Arch
(b) Machinery working around the Arch
(c) Animals inhabiting the Arch
(d) Human feet climbing the Arch

3. Why were the little calves terrified during the roundup?
(a) They did not know where they were headed
(b) They were being separated from their mothers
(c) They were afraid of the ropes and brand
(d) They had never seen a human

4. When Abbey gets a call to help with a search, he assumes
(a) The man has drowned
(b) The missing man has died
(c) The group is over-reacting
(d) The missing man has hitched a ride out

5. Abbey's reference to the beavers building another dam is really about
(a) The tourists who have jammed up the river
(b) The federal government's new reservoir
(c) The beavers that were imported into the park
(d) The busy park rangers

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Abbey's exploration of the Maze with Bob Waterman is

3. What reigns in the desert on this late-spring day is

4. The natural wonder that Edward is able to see in his new location is

5. Edward Abbey is employed by the

(see the answer key)

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