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. Visiting Moab on Wednesdays, Edward Abbey deduces that the men in the beer joints have been
(a) Working as park rangers all day
(b) Are poor miners
(c) Active and working alone all day
(d) In town for most of the day

2. Edward Abbey's solution to preventing rattlesnakes is
(a) To capture and domesticate a gopher snake
(b) To scare them away with his walking stick
(c) To shoot them with his British Webley .45
(d) To feed them the mice in his trailer

3. Abbey suggests that former cowboys, like Indians, may be
(a) Assimilating into American middle class
(b) Committing slow suicide
(c) Waiting for recognition by the mainstream
(d) Hoping for redemption

4. The man who has initiated the search is the deceased man's
(a) Cousin
(b) Father
(c) Nephew
(d) Brother

5. The small cloud on Abbey's horizon is
(a) Progress
(b) Unemployment
(c) Homebrew
(d) Prostitutes

Short Answer Questions

1. The irony of Roy Scobie's death was that

2. A civil engineer believes a road will help

3. Why were the little calves terrified during the roundup?

4. Why does Abbey say he wants the wild horse, Moon-Eye?

5. Besides money, a reason for developing the parks is

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