Desert Solitaire Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. On the second day of their journey, Abbey is
(a) Peaceful and blissful
(b) Hoping the trip ends soon
(c) Creatively suppressed
(d) Wishing to be back in Moab

2. Abbey decides to climb Tukuhnikivats
(a) By himself
(b) In his pickup
(c) With his camping partner
(d) With his horse

3. Abbey admits that he, too, is a member of
(a) The human rat race
(b) A civilized tribe
(c) Freeway traffic
(d) The local grange

4. Why does the sign instructing skiers to ski in a clockwise direction irk Edward Abbey?
(a) It is industrial tourism at its finest
(b) It is one more indication of freedom lost to government control
(c) He feels people should ski in both directions
(d) He wishes people would ski only on the snow

5. As a true patriot, Abbey encourages Waterman to
(a) Fight in the war proudly
(b) Hide from the draft
(c) Go back to his real life
(d) Find himself

6. Unlike Thoreau, Abbey's intention is to
(a) Spend six months in the desert
(b) Be a megalomaniac
(c) Spend time in the bars
(d) Make the best of two worlds

7. Floating through the rapids leaves the two boaters
(a) Making plans for the future
(b) Happy and exultant
(c) In shock and awe
(d) Extremely anxious and concerned

8. The Havsupai are by nature
(a) Judgmental
(b) Cheerful and easygoing
(c) Lazy and dirty
(d) Malicious and suspicious

9. To make it easier to maneuver the rubber raft, Abbey
(a) Gets hold of a second paddle
(b) Leans back against the stern seats
(c) Keeps one hand outside the boat
(d) Ties his boat to Newcomb's

10. The cabin Abbey slept in appears to be
(a) Haunted
(b) Full of bats
(c) Full of rats
(d) Condemned

11. Abbey suggests to Waterman that, perhaps, like a German poet, we humans
(a) Become lost in our thoughts
(b) Are unchangeable
(c) Become more concerned with the naming than the things named
(d) Do not exist without names

12. Why does Abbey say he wants the wild horse, Moon-Eye?
(a) He wants to see his huge hooves
(b) He says he does not know
(c) He wants him for transportation
(d) He is curious about a reclusive horse

13. The heat of the desert makes objects appear
(a) As if they are blurred and on fire
(b) As if they are moving
(c) As if they are invisible
(d) As if they are covered in water

14. Abbey's concerns about preserving wilderness in this chapter are connected with
(a) His fear of civilization
(b) His attitude toward vegetarianism
(c) His concern about personal liberties
(d) His lack of patriotism

15. Moon-Eye rejected humans when he was subjected to
(a) A violent beating
(b) Human food
(c) Being ridden too long
(d) Having to go all day without water

Short Answer Questions

1. Abbey and Newcomb are in denial about the

2. Beyond the timberline Abbey observes

3. In the middle of the day on the desert, most of the birds

4. Separating from other human beings feels to Abbey like

5. Under Abbey's ramada on a sunny day the temperature of 110 degrees is

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