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 pika is an animal that lives and feeds on
(a) Larkspur
(b) Buttercups
(c) Alpine violets
(d) Tundra

2. The meaning of Abbey's words, "claritas, integritas, veritas" can be found in this quote:
(a) Paradox and bedrock.
(b) I am here...to confront, immediately and directly if it's possible, the bare bones of existence
(c) ...the desert reveals itself nakedly and cruelly, with no meaning but its own existnece
(d) To meet God or Medusa face to face, even if it means risking everything human in myself

3. Abbey is paid a visit by
(a) Other Parks Service employees
(b) The local water delivery company
(c) Rangers from the Forest Service
(d) Firemen from the nearby forest

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

5. Abbey's decision to take a shortcut in the Havasu Canyon
(a) Left him without water or food
(b) Led to a near-death experience
(c) Made him realize he had gone too far
(d) Led him to sleep in the wilderness

Short Answer Questions

1. Onion Spring, northeast of Moab, is

2. Salty water cannot sustain human life because

3. The prickly pear cactus and its blossom exemplifies the

4. When a person is in the desert long enough he learns to

5. Mr. Bates complains to Edward about

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