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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Abbey wonders if a man could get used to
(a) Melting snow for water
(b) Going without water
(c) Drinking from Salt Creek
(d) Digging for water

3. Scobie is only able to sleep
(a) On quicksand
(b) In a cot
(c) On desert sand
(d) On rock

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

5. The only stream that flows perennially through the park is
(a) Too salty to be potable
(b) A babbling creek behind his trailer
(c) Pepper Creek
(d) A rushing stream of snow melt

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

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

8. Indian artifacts in the national forest are
(a) Protected by law
(b) Free for the picking
(c) Abundant
(d) Causing litter and debris

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

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

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

12. Quicksand is simply
(a) Hot fine grained sand
(b) Cold, chunky viscous sand
(c) A mixture of soft sand and water
(d) Pasty lava-type sand

13. Edward is able to hear, but not see
(a) Highway traffic
(b) Canyon wrens and mourning doves
(c) Distant hawks
(d) Mice and rats

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

15. Abbey is polemic about
(a) Improving the space station
(b) Not distroying our national parks
(c) Birds of prey being destroyed
(d) Killing off the wolves

Short Answer Questions

1. A medicinal property of the buckbrush is that of

2. Abbey describes the voice of the desert

3. Besides money, a reason for developing the parks is

4. Abbey says, after a million years of neglect,

5. We learn that Abbey has a real dislike for

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