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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Edward describes the colors of dawn in terms of
(a) Lavender, gold and rosey
(b) Primary colors of life's art
(c) Rainbow of pastels
(d) Gray, brown and tinny

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

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

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

9. The locals in Moab's bars do not become violent, perhaps because
(a) The beer is weak
(b) They are afraid of one another
(c) They are humbled by nature
(d) They are good Mormons

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

11. Edward Abbey is living in isolation,
(a) Five miles from the ranger station
(b) Fifty miles from the city
(c) Twenty miles from another human
(d) A hundred miles from his home

12. Abbey will be responsible for providing the campsites with
(a) Firewood
(b) Fireplaces
(c) Toilet paper
(d) Garbage receptacles

13. Abbey describes the voice of the desert
(a) Whirling and shrieking
(b) Rising to a demented howl
(c) Moaning and crying
(d) Screaming through the cracks

14. To spend time outside the trailer, Abbey builds
(a) A ramada
(b) A deck
(c) A patio
(d) A hut

15. Abbey's complaint about a flashlight is that
(a) The light is such a small sphere
(b) It separates a man from the world around him
(c) It isolates his image in the dark
(d) It creates an artificial sense of safety

Short Answer Questions

1. Thunderstorms come to the high desert in

2. Edward attaches a red bandanna to a ridgepole in honor of

3. Mr. Bates complains to Edward about

4. Ten miles away past the highway, Abbey can see

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

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