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

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

3. What is Abbey saying about the area in the Graham and Husk story?
(a) That greed will kill people
(b) That not all men are equal
(c) That nature is far more powerful than man
(d) That a child was killed unnecesssarily

4. Abbey sees the value of wilderness, in a political sense, as
(a) An escape from the city for industry workers
(b) A military mecca
(c) A base for resistance to central domination
(d) A remote place for the govenrment to set up new programs

5. Abbey's campsite is
(a) An empty spot in a grassy field
(b) A fireplace built by Native Americans
(c) A place he has never seen before
(d) One erected previously

Short Answer Questions

1. The desert winds of May have

2. All creatures in the desert at this time of year

3. The desert flowers in the month of May have

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

5. The prickly pear cactus and its blossom exemplifies the

(see the answer key)

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