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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Natural springs that seep through canyon walls are
(a) Absorbed by thirsty plant life before reaching the canyon floor
(b) Poisonous to drink
(c) Abundant and flowing
(d) Erosive and causes plant life to wash away

2. What kind of tool can detect the presence of uranium?
(a) A mining meter
(b) A Geiger counter
(c) A radiation detector
(d) A Vanadium sensor

3. Edward's new home is a simple
(a) Tent
(b) Camper
(c) Trailer
(d) Mobile Home

4. Since the visit from the government workers, The Arches Park has
(a) Turned into a village
(b) Grown into a huge tourist attraction
(c) Become a parking lot for RVs
(d) Closed down to outsiders

5. Abbey compares cultures of Indians and cowboys in that
(a) Both originated in the old West
(b) Both are reduced to providng a curiosity for tourists
(c) They continue to fight among themselves
(d) Both are thriving in the face of adversity

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

7. A medicinal property of the buckbrush is that of
(a) Disinfectant
(b) Mint
(c) Saponaria
(d) Quinine

8. Where once in the Arches Park there were only used newspapers to catch up on the news,
(a) There are now televisions in recreational vehicles
(b) There is a local newscaster at the station
(c) There is a computerized subway
(d) There is a movie theatre

9. Edward's part thought in this chapter is that
(a) Only dogs have emotions
(b) Women have souls
(c) All living things on earth are kindred
(d) Animals have no emotions

10. Hundreds of years ago, Anasazi hunters left behind
(a) Flint arrowheads
(b) Cave dwellings
(c) Animal hides
(d) Petroglyphs

11. Ten miles away past the highway, Abbey can see
(a) The Arches Mesa
(b) Salt Creek Mesa
(c) Mesa of Moab
(d) Dead Horse Mesa

12. Wood is petrified by
(a) Pressure from cold springs
(b) Hot silica-bearing waters
(c) Salt springs erosion
(d) Quicksand

13. The reason for the growth of Indian population in the southwest is due to
(a) Pediatricians
(b) Medical science
(c) Stronger morals
(d) Vitamin supplements

14. Edward attaches a red bandanna to a ridgepole in honor of
(a) May Day
(b) Spring Solstice
(c) Mothers' Day
(d) April Fools' Day

15. The yucca plant is pollinated by
(a) A bee
(b) A moth
(c) A butterfly
(d) A hummingbird

Short Answer Questions

1. Abbey is polemic about

2. The unexpected guests in Edward's new home include

3. Abbey suggests that former cowboys, like Indians, may be

4. The small cloud on Abbey's horizon is

5. The physical comforts in his trailer include

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