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

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

3. Abbey describes the experience of noontime in the desert like
(a) A psychedelic drug experience
(b) An occult fantasy
(c) A religious experience
(d) A dark nightmare

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

5. Abbey and Newcomb are in denial about the
(a) The end of their trip
(b) The friendship they have formed
(c) Their thirst
(d) Completion of the dam

6. Abbey's reference to the beavers building another dam is really about
(a) The tourists who have jammed up the river
(b) The federal government's new reservoir
(c) The busy park rangers
(d) The beavers that were imported into the park

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14. 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

15. A man is shouting from the shore to Abbey and Newcomb about
(a) How boaters are not allowed
(b) Something private to Abbey and Newcomb
(c) Something the reader never learns
(d) Something important to Abbey and Newcomb

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Abbey wants his readers to know that the desert is

3. Fred Burkett's favorite hiding place to watch for speeders was

4. Abbey's campsite is

5. The cabin Abbey slept in appears to be

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