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 describes the experience of noontime in the desert like
(a) A religious experience
(b) An occult fantasy
(c) A psychedelic drug experience
(d) A dark nightmare

2. A large influx of tourists to the park is marked by
(a) Fourth of July
(b) Labor Day
(c) Memorial Day
(d) The end of spring

3. Abbey describes the scene he observes as
(a) A monstrous and inhuman spectacle
(b) One of God's miracles
(c) A barren wasteland
(d) A tapestry of rocks and dirt

4. Much of the fauna growing near Abbey's trailer is
(a) Sage and juniper
(b) Cactus and briars
(c) Pines and firs
(d) Weeds and reeds

5. The story of Husk, Graham and Billy-Joe is obviously
(a) A detailed account of a local legend
(b) An experience Abbey personally had
(c) A fairy tale, at best
(d) Heavily embellished by Abbey

Short Answer Questions

1. The meaning of Abbey's words, "claritas, integritas, veritas" can be found in this quote:

2. Abbey's campsite is

3. The prickly pear cactus and its blossom exemplifies the

4. Salty water cannot sustain human life because

5. Abbey's exploration of the Maze with Bob Waterman is

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