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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The government's attempt to transform Navajos to middle class Americans is called
(a) Elitism
(b) Prejudice
(c) Adjustment
(d) Assimilation

2. Besides money, a reason for developing the parks is
(a) To accommodate a burgeoning population
(b) To explore the minerals and ores in the ground
(c) The cities are growing rapidly
(d) To allow closer inspection of nature

3. Why was the government interested in the Arches national park area?
(a) It is a source of uranium
(b) It provides a natural bridge to the east
(c) Death Valley is a high security area for testing
(d) Its wealth of silver mines

4. Onion Spring, northeast of Moab, is
(a) Slightly salty but good
(b) Clear and drinkable
(c) Poison with arsenic
(d) Full of gold

5. Viviano Jacquez' nationality is
(a) Mexican
(b) Italian
(c) Swiss
(d) Basque

6. Abbey enjoys the playful antics of the
(a) Mourning Doves
(b) Bald eagles
(c) Crows
(d) Pinyon jays

7. Viviano does not understand
(a) American clock time
(b) Business
(c) Dumb Baskos
(d) Cattle ranching

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

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

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

11. Who comes out ahead in Abbey's story about Husk and Graham?
(a) Mrs. Husk
(b) Mr. Husk
(c) Mr. Graham
(d) Billy-Joe

12. The difference between Navajos and other poverty-stricken cultures is
(a) They are overseen by the BIA
(b) They must report their medical services to the government
(c) They are inadequate by national standards
(d) Their population growth is monitored by the state

13. The irony of Roy Scobie's death was that
(a) He fell off of a horse like he expected
(b) What he feared the most actually took place
(c) His death was harder than he had feared
(d) He was carefree about life

14. Edward Abbey is employed by the
(a) Moab County Parks Service
(b) US Forest Service
(c) National Parks Service
(d) Utah State Parks

15. Vernon Pick managed to sufficiently purify his water by
(a) Filtering the water through gravel
(b) Running water through sand before drinking
(c) Turning his canteen into a charcoal filter
(d) Pouring water through thick brush before drinking

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Abbey saying about the area in the Graham and Husk story?

2. Abbey sees as a nuisance the presence in the desert of

3. Abbey calls the rampant development of national parks

4. Abbey will be allowed to drive the government truck

5. The prickly pear cactus and its blossom exemplifies the

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