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

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

3. Abbey's reaction to the man's manner of death is one of
(a) Revulsion at the sight
(b) Anger for his carelessness
(c) Congratulatory envy
(d) Fear of going the same way

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14. Major John Wesley Powell was the first to
(a) The government's advocate for the Hoover Dam
(b) A force in drowing Glen Canyon
(c) The military force behind Lake Powell
(d) Explore the Colorado River and its environment

15. What reigns in the desert on this late-spring day is
(a) The wind
(b) The clean air
(c) The tourists
(d) The sun

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The German who befriended Abbey was, in Abbey's opinion,

3. Abbey's concerns about preserving wilderness in this chapter are connected with

4. Abbey cancels his plans for

5. Abbey uses a piece of hollow cane to create a

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