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 beautiful flower Larkspur can be
(a) Deadly for cattle
(b) Made into healing salve
(c) Used for herbal teas
(d) Poisonous to humans

2. 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

3. Mackie would rather be rich than work for Scobie. If he were, he would
(a) Hire someone like himself
(b) Live back in Moab
(c) Buy his own cows
(d) Buy Scobie out

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

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

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

7. 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

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

9. The group's reactions after the man is taken away involve
(a) An introspective meditation
(b) Sad silence
(c) Raucous partying
(d) Relief and humor

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

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

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

13. 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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. With Waterman, Abbey experiences his first attempt at

2. When Abbey gets a call to help with a search, he assumes

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

4. Floating through the rapids leaves the two boaters

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

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