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. The desert winds of May have
(a) Dried the river to a stream
(b) Cleaned out the flowers and debris
(c) Brought huge thunderclouds
(d) Burned the green things to saffron and auburn

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

3. 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 blurred and on fire
(d) As if they are moving

4. Why does Abbey say he wants the wild horse, Moon-Eye?
(a) He wants him for transportation
(b) He wants to see his huge hooves
(c) He says he does not know
(d) He is curious about a reclusive horse

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

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

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

8. Moon-Eye's temperament was due to
(a) Bad genes from his mother
(b) Having been lost for so long
(c) Inflammation of one of his eyes
(d) Having been separated from his mother as a colt

9. Major John Wesley Powell was the first to
(a) The military force behind Lake Powell
(b) A force in drowing Glen Canyon
(c) Explore the Colorado River and its environment
(d) The government's advocate for the Hoover Dam

10. As a true patriot, Abbey encourages Waterman to
(a) Hide from the draft
(b) Find himself
(c) Fight in the war proudly
(d) Go back to his real life

11. On his trip to capture Moon-Eye, Abbey ate his lunch in the shade of
(a) A large juniper
(b) His horse's belly
(c) A sage bush
(d) Hanging poison ivy

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In July, the surrounding mountains are almost

2. The desert flowers in the month of May have

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

4. Abbey has been promised by a Mormon woman that he

5. Abbey's decision to take a shortcut in the Havasu Canyon

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