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. The gopher snakes watch over Abbey like
(a) Predators watching their prey
(b) Enemies waiting to strike
(c) Voyeurs, watching his activities
(d) Totemic deities

2. We learn that Abbey has a real dislike for
(a) Red ants
(b) Snakes
(c) Wind
(d) Rabbits

3. The sounds of the mourning doves suggests to Edward
(a) An attempt to restore a lost communion
(b) An attempt to communicate with him
(c) Their sadness over the isolation of the desert
(d) Their oneness with the other desert creatures

4. Edward Abbey is employed by the
(a) Utah State Parks
(b) National Parks Service
(c) Moab County Parks Service
(d) US Forest Service

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Abbey's reaction to the man's manner of death is one of

2. "Apache Tears" are actually

3. Ten miles away past the highway, Abbey can see

4. Water has not created the arches, but they are instead carved by

5. Edward attaches a red bandanna to a ridgepole in honor of

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