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. The Havsupai are by nature
(a) Judgmental
(b) Cheerful and easygoing
(c) Malicious and suspicious
(d) Lazy and dirty

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

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

4. Separating from other human beings feels to Abbey like
(a) A spiritual reckoning
(b) An unnatural act that will lead to loss
(c) Cutting the cord, a rebirth into primeval liberty
(d) A stab of conscience

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

6. Abbey cancels his plans for
(a) A ceremonious farewell
(b) A final campfire
(c) A trip to the airport
(d) One more hike in the rocks

7. With Waterman, Abbey experiences his first attempt at
(a) Rappelling
(b) Using a rope
(c) Deep hiking
(d) Finding gravel water

8. The heat of the desert makes objects appear
(a) As if they are covered in water
(b) As if they are invisible
(c) As if they are moving
(d) As if they are blurred and on fire

9. Abbey's exploration of the Maze with Bob Waterman is
(a) Impulsive
(b) Ironic
(c) Dangerous
(d) Haphazard

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

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

12. Abbey can be said to be a high-level
(a) Conservative
(b) Atheist
(c) Mormon
(d) Cynic

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. The cabin Abbey slept in appears to be

4. We can assume that Abbey decides to set off to the mountains

5. The desert winds of May have

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