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 loveliest, and sweet as a pretty girl, in Abbey's opinion, is
(a) Globemallow
(b) Hedgehog cactus
(c) Prickly pear
(d) Cliff rose

2. The Havsupai are by nature
(a) Cheerful and easygoing
(b) Judgmental
(c) Malicious and suspicious
(d) Lazy and dirty

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

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

5. Geodes are prevalent in these areas. They are
(a) A form of zircon
(b) Sharp-edged rock for arrow heads
(c) Egg-shaped rock containing quartz crystals
(d) Crumbling mounds of sand and dust

Short Answer Questions

1. On the beach for the evening, the most rewarding thing seems to be

2. What kind of tool can detect the presence of uranium?

3. Abbey sees the value of wilderness, in a political sense, as

4. To spend time outside the trailer, Abbey builds

5. Abbey is adamant about the Navajos' inability to adapt to

(see the answer key)

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