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

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

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

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

5. Why does Abbey say he wants the wild horse, Moon-Eye?
(a) He says he does not know
(b) He is curious about a reclusive horse
(c) He wants him for transportation
(d) He wants to see his huge hooves

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

7. 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

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

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

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

11. Abbey is convinced that horses are
(a) Meant to be subdued
(b) Meant to be broken
(c) Gregarious beings
(d) Pack animals

12. Abbey studies the Colorado's tributaries on
(a) A topigraphical map of the US
(b) A geological map of the Grand Canyon
(c) A road map of Utah
(d) A globe

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The desert winds of May have

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

3. The beautiful flower Larkspur can be

4. Abbey often mentions tamarisks. A tamarisk is a

5. Abbey's campsite is

(see the answer keys)

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