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) Are muted and inactive
(b) Huddling in groups for shade
(c) Are busy looking for water
(d) Are taking advantage of slow moving insects

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

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

4. Abbey sees the value of wilderness, in a political sense, as
(a) A base for resistance to central domination
(b) A military mecca
(c) A remote place for the govenrment to set up new programs
(d) An escape from the city for industry workers

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

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

7. Abbey cancels his plans for
(a) A final campfire
(b) A ceremonious farewell
(c) A trip to the airport
(d) One more hike in the rocks

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

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

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

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

12. When Abbey gets a call to help with a search, he assumes
(a) The missing man has hitched a ride out
(b) The man has drowned
(c) The group is over-reacting
(d) The missing man has died

13. Abbey and Newcomb are in denial about the
(a) Their thirst
(b) The end of their trip
(c) The friendship they have formed
(d) Completion of the dam

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. A man is shouting from the shore to Abbey and Newcomb about

3. Abbey decides to climb Tukuhnikivats

4. The beautiful flower Larkspur can be

5. Abbey often mentions tamarisks. A tamarisk is a

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