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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Moon Eye, the wild horse, has been living alone for
(a) Fifteen years
(b) Ten years
(c) A year
(d) Six months

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

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

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

9. Abbey's exploration of the Maze with Bob Waterman is
(a) Dangerous
(b) Ironic
(c) Haphazard
(d) Impulsive

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

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

12. Abbey's reaction to the man's manner of death is one of
(a) Revulsion at the sight
(b) Fear of going the same way
(c) Anger for his carelessness
(d) Congratulatory envy

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

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

15. Abbey can be said to be a high-level
(a) Atheist
(b) Conservative
(c) Cynic
(d) Mormon

Short Answer Questions

1. The desert flowers in the month of May have

2. With Waterman, Abbey experiences his first attempt at

3. Abbey wants his readers to know that the desert is

4. The desert winds of May have

5. What reigns in the desert on this late-spring day is

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