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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. The man who has initiated the search is the deceased man's
(a) Brother
(b) Father
(c) Nephew
(d) Cousin

4. Abbey decides to climb Tukuhnikivats
(a) With his horse
(b) By himself
(c) In his pickup
(d) With his camping partner

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

6. Abbey wants his readers to know that the desert is
(a) Indifferent
(b) Unchanging
(c) Vulnerable
(d) Cruel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14. Unlike Thoreau, Abbey's intention is to
(a) Be a megalomaniac
(b) Spend time in the bars
(c) Spend six months in the desert
(d) Make the best of two worlds

15. The character Mackie is
(a) An old friend of Abbey's
(b) A temporary replacement for Viviano
(c) A Mormon from Utah
(d) A friend of the rangers'

Short Answer Questions

1. In late summer the quietness, or somnolence of the desert leaves Abbey feeling

2. The difference between the desert and other geographic areas is its

3. Abbey is convinced that horses are

4. Abbey likes the word, "Tukuhnikivats," which means

5. Moon-Eye rejected humans when he was subjected to

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