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. 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

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

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

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

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

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

7. The only sign of human life Abbey and Waterman see in the maze is
(a) A snake petroglyph
(b) A beer can
(c) Old tent poles
(d) Footprints

8. After Moon-Eye rushed Abbey and ran fifty feet away, Abbey waited on him for
(a) A few minutes longer
(b) A full hour
(c) Through the entire evening
(d) The rest of the afternoon

9. Abbey wishes that the tourists would get out of their vehicles and
(a) Drink from the streams
(b) Buy some lunch
(c) Have a Coke
(d) Walk on the land

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

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

12. Fred Burkett's favorite hiding place to watch for speeders was
(a) Leveled by vandals
(b) Now obsolete
(c) Sawed down by Abbey
(d) Blown over in the wind

13. We can assume that Abbey decides to set off to the mountains
(a) He needs to test out his pickup on the bumpy road
(b) To escape the government officials' visit
(c) Because he is sick of the trailer and ramada
(d) For a break from the August heat

14. When Abbey finally confronts Moon-Eye, he is
(a) Gentle and kind to the horse
(b) Overly friendly and suspicious
(c) In a hurry to get him in a rope
(d) Angry and frustrated

15. Edward Abbey and Johnny try to
(a) Find vultures circling
(b) Console each other over the man's death
(c) Drag the man up to the coroner's vehicle
(d) Retrace the man's activities before he died

Short Answer Questions

1. Abbey likes the word, "Tukuhnikivats," which means

2. On the beach for the evening, the most rewarding thing seems to be

3. Abbey gives us an idea of how he laces his conversations with tourists

4. The beautiful flower Larkspur can be

5. Abbey's reaction to the man's manner of death is one of

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