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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. We learn that Abbey was raised
(a) In the backwoods of the Allegheny Mountains
(b) In the Texas hill country
(c) In the foothillls of the Rocky Mountains
(d) In the mountains of New Mexico

4. Some ancient pictographs in the rocks depict
(a) Semi-human and super-human people
(b) Space aliens that look like humans
(c) Flying dinosaurs
(d) Violent acts of nature

5. The clarity of the desert is illustrated in the desert's flora and fauna
(a) The lack of life
(b) The heat and rock
(c) The uncrowded openness
(d) The danger in the plant forms

6. Edward wants to stop attributing human qualities to nature, which is called
(a) Metamophization
(b) Characterization
(c) Anthropomorphism
(d) Personification

7. Eating inside the trailer makes Abbey remember
(a) His childhood
(b) All he has left behind
(c) His parents
(d) His mortal nature

8. What does Abbey feel is lost with the looting of the forests' natural treasures?
(a) Protection from erosion
(b) A sense of prosperity
(c) Human delight
(d) Homes for wildlife

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

10. Abbey says, after a million years of neglect,
(a) The Park has worn down to nothing
(b) People have taken all the animals from the wilderness
(c) Progress has come to the Arches
(d) The sandstone arches have dissolved

11. On his stomach, Abbey witnesses
(a) The mating dance of two bull snakes
(b) The burrowing of two snakes
(c) A fight between two rattlesnakes
(d) The retreat of the snakes from his cabin

12. Why were the little calves terrified during the roundup?
(a) They had never seen a human
(b) They did not know where they were headed
(c) They were being separated from their mothers
(d) They were afraid of the ropes and brand

13. Just before he heard a jeep approaching, Abbey saw a
(a) A mouse
(b) Group of deer
(c) A cougar
(d) A grisly bear

14. The natural wonder that Edward is able to see in his new location is
(a) Grand Canyon
(b) The Arches National Monument
(c) Colorado Mesa
(d) Painted Desert

15. Delicate Arch has been eroded by
(a) Animals inhabiting the Arch
(b) Human feet climbing the Arch
(c) Machinery working around the Arch
(d) Rain pounding the Arch

Short Answer Questions

1. Abbey feels if you have reached the point of needing moisture from the barrel cactus

2. The yucca plant is pollinated by

3. Who comes out ahead in Abbey's story about Husk and Graham?

4. April mornings in the desert are

5. Roy Scobie is a rancher obsessed with

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