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. Abbey likes the word, "Tukuhnikivats," which means
(a) Queen of the LaSals
(b) Where the sun lingers
(c) Where the Arches watch
(d) Home of the Utes

2. Abbey's campsite is
(a) One erected previously
(b) A place he has never seen before
(c) A fireplace built by Native Americans
(d) An empty spot in a grassy field

3. Abbey wants his readers to know that the desert is
(a) Cruel
(b) Indifferent
(c) Unchanging
(d) Vulnerable

4. Beyond the timberline Abbey observes
(a) The alpenglow
(b) Heavy snow
(c) Gathering stom clouds
(d) The pine forest

5. The group's reactions after the man is taken away involve
(a) An introspective meditation
(b) Raucous partying
(c) Sad silence
(d) Relief and humor

6. Under Abbey's ramada on a sunny day the temperature of 110 degrees is
(a) Hot enough for heastroke
(b) Comfortable and pleasant
(c) Too hot to breathe
(d) Hotter than inside the trailer

7. What reigns in the desert on this late-spring day is
(a) The clean air
(b) The wind
(c) The tourists
(d) The sun

8. Abbey is wistful about leaving behind
(a) His government pickup
(b) His cozy trailer
(c) This valley of paradox
(d) His job

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

10. Abbey feels the only real paradise is
(a) Moab, Utah
(b) The here and now, and the real earth
(c) The mythical Garden of Eden
(d) The fantasy of skiing in unison

11. Abbey has been promised by a Mormon woman that he
(a) Will finally come around to her way of praying
(b) Will be saved as a Mormon
(c) Will go to heaven with her
(d) Will always be an atheist

12. A large influx of tourists to the park is marked by
(a) The end of spring
(b) Labor Day
(c) Memorial Day
(d) Fourth of July

13. Abbey tries to convince Moon-Eye to come with by telling him a story about
(a) How he will get the others and come for him
(b) His pet horse back in Albuquerque
(c) How he will die and be eaten
(d) His own childhood

14. Separating from other human beings feels to Abbey like
(a) A spiritual reckoning
(b) An unnatural act that will lead to loss
(c) A stab of conscience
(d) Cutting the cord, a rebirth into primeval liberty

15. Abbey gives us an idea of how he laces his conversations with tourists
(a) With humor
(b) With disgust
(c) With warnings
(d) With anger

Short Answer Questions

1. The beautiful flower Larkspur can be

2. Major John Wesley Powell was the first to

3. To make it easier to maneuver the rubber raft, Abbey

4. Abbey gets sidetracked to Havasu on his way to

5. In July, the surrounding mountains are almost

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