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. In the middle of the day on the desert, most of the birds
(a) Huddling in groups for shade
(b) Are muted and inactive
(c) Are taking advantage of slow moving insects
(d) Are busy looking for water

2. Abbey gets sidetracked to Havasu on his way to
(a) Denver
(b) Moab
(c) New Mexico
(d) Los Angeles

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

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

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

6. On the beach for the evening, the most rewarding thing seems to be
(a) Being off the water
(b) Being dry
(c) Not being cramped
(d) Food

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

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

9. The pika is an animal that lives and feeds on
(a) Larkspur
(b) Buttercups
(c) Tundra
(d) Alpine violets

10. The character Mackie is
(a) An old friend of Abbey's
(b) A temporary replacement for Viviano
(c) A Mormon from Utah
(d) A friend of the rangers'

11. All creatures in the desert at this time of year
(a) Stay in the shade as much as possible
(b) Search for food in the late afternoon
(c) Live near water
(d) Eat whatever walks by

12. Abbey's reference to the beavers building another dam is really about
(a) The beavers that were imported into the park
(b) The federal government's new reservoir
(c) The tourists who have jammed up the river
(d) The busy park rangers

13. Abbey is convinced that horses are
(a) Meant to be broken
(b) Pack animals
(c) Meant to be subdued
(d) Gregarious beings

14. The German who befriended Abbey was, in Abbey's opinion,
(a) A naieve German
(b) A crazy Bavarian
(c) A Zionist
(d) A typical, common Nazi

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Abbey can be said to be a high-level

2. Beyond the timberline Abbey observes

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

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

5. Fred Burkett's favorite hiding place to watch for speeders was

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