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

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

3. In late summer the quietness, or somnolence of the desert leaves Abbey feeling
(a) Haunted by voices
(b) Tired of the heat
(c) Hungry for the ocean
(d) A certain madness

4. Abbey often mentions tamarisks. A tamarisk is a
(a) A soaring, large-winged bird
(b) A lake in the canyon
(c) A wild animal related to the wolf
(d) Tree with pink plumes

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

6. The meaning of Abbey's words, "claritas, integritas, veritas" can be found in this quote:
(a) To meet God or Medusa face to face, even if it means risking everything human in myself
(b) Paradox and bedrock.
(c) I am here...to confront, immediately and directly if it's possible, the bare bones of existence
(d) ...the desert reveals itself nakedly and cruelly, with no meaning but its own existnece

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

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

9. Abbey gives us an idea of how he laces his conversations with tourists
(a) With anger
(b) With disgust
(c) With warnings
(d) With humor

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Abbey studies the Colorado's tributaries on

2. The cabin Abbey slept in appears to be

3. Abbey and Newcomb are in denial about the

4. Abbey gets sidetracked to Havasu on his way to

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

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