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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. We can assume that Abbey decides to set off to the mountains
(a) For a break from the August heat
(b) Because he is sick of the trailer and ramada
(c) He needs to test out his pickup on the bumpy road
(d) To escape the government officials' visit

11. Abbey admits that he, too, is a member of
(a) The human rat race
(b) The local grange
(c) Freeway traffic
(d) A civilized tribe

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

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

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

15. A large influx of tourists to the park is marked by
(a) The end of spring
(b) Labor Day
(c) Memorial Day
(d) Fourth of July

Short Answer Questions

1. All creatures in the desert at this time of year

2. In the middle of the day on the desert, most of the birds

3. Why does the sign instructing skiers to ski in a clockwise direction irk Edward Abbey?

4. The Havsupai are by nature

5. Floating through the rapids leaves the two boaters

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