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

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

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

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

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

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

7. 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

8. Abbey suggests to Waterman that, perhaps, like a German poet, we humans
(a) Become more concerned with the naming than the things named
(b) Become lost in our thoughts
(c) Do not exist without names
(d) Are unchangeable

9. Abbey's concerns about preserving wilderness in this chapter are connected with
(a) His concern about personal liberties
(b) His fear of civilization
(c) His attitude toward vegetarianism
(d) His lack of patriotism

10. Abbey uses a piece of hollow cane to create a
(a) A new walking stick
(b) A digging tool
(c) Pipe for tobacco
(d) Siphon for getting water

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

12. Abbey's decision to take a shortcut in the Havasu Canyon
(a) Led to a near-death experience
(b) Led him to sleep in the wilderness
(c) Made him realize he had gone too far
(d) Left him without water or food

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

14. 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) I am here...to confront, immediately and directly if it's possible, the bare bones of existence
(c) Paradox and bedrock.
(d) ...the desert reveals itself nakedly and cruelly, with no meaning but its own existnece

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

Short Answer Questions

1. A large influx of tourists to the park is marked by

2. Abbey's reference to the beavers building another dam is really about

3. Abbey often mentions tamarisks. A tamarisk is a

4. The cabin Abbey slept in appears to be

5. After Moon-Eye rushed Abbey and ran fifty feet away, Abbey waited on him for

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