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

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

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

4. The difference between the desert and other geographic areas is its
(a) Its passivity and simplicity
(b) Its level of tourism
(c) Its beauty in all seasons
(d) Its danger

5. Abbey feels the only real paradise is
(a) The fantasy of skiing in unison
(b) The here and now, and the real earth
(c) Moab, Utah
(d) The mythical Garden of Eden

6. Edward Abbey and Johnny try to
(a) Drag the man up to the coroner's vehicle
(b) Console each other over the man's death
(c) Find vultures circling
(d) Retrace the man's activities before he died

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

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

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

10. Fred Burkett's favorite hiding place to watch for speeders was
(a) Blown over in the wind
(b) Sawed down by Abbey
(c) Leveled by vandals
(d) Now obsolete

11. 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

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

13. The only sign of human life Abbey and Waterman see in the maze is
(a) A snake petroglyph
(b) Footprints
(c) Old tent poles
(d) A beer can

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

15. Abbey tries to convince Moon-Eye to come with by telling him a story about
(a) His own childhood
(b) How he will get the others and come for him
(c) How he will die and be eaten
(d) His pet horse back in Albuquerque

Short Answer Questions

1. On the beach for the evening, the most rewarding thing seems to be

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

3. When Abbey finally confronts Moon-Eye, he is

4. With Waterman, Abbey experiences his first attempt at

5. On the second day of their journey, Abbey is

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