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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Abbey will be responsible for providing the campsites with
(a) Garbage receptacles
(b) Firewood
(c) Toilet paper
(d) Fireplaces

2. "Apache Tears" are actually
(a) Arrowheads made from obsidian
(b) Dripping springs from the mountains
(c) Crystals found in obscure caves
(d) Hidden crystals in oval rocks

3. Just before he heard a jeep approaching, Abbey saw a
(a) Group of deer
(b) A cougar
(c) A grisly bear
(d) A mouse

4. Edward Abbey's garden is
(a) A flower garden in front of the porch
(b) A stand of locoweed
(c) A vegetable garden behind the trailer
(d) All that lies around him

5. We learn that Abbey has a real dislike for
(a) Snakes
(b) Red ants
(c) Wind
(d) Rabbits

Short Answer Questions

1. Besides money, a reason for developing the parks is

2. Where once in the Arches Park there were only used newspapers to catch up on the news,

3. Abbey suggests that former cowboys, like Indians, may be

4. Edward is overcome with a desire to

5. Blossoming near the shed behind Abbey's trailer is a dazzling

Short Essay Questions

1. What is one of the innate demands of industrial tourism?

2. How does the author project his own sensibilities onto the doves that he hears calling? Why?

3. Discuss Abbey's relationship with the natural world as he watches the stars.

4. How does Edward Abbey seem "polemic" in his views about national parks?

5. Explain why many of the petroglyphs are found in caves too high for us to reach.

6. What is an example of the primitive attitudes of Native Americans, as expressed by Abbey?

7. Explain Abbey's frustration with Roy Scobie.

8. Discuss how different the daily life of an pre-Columbian Native American was, as compared to the daily life of an American now.

9. Why does Abbey's watch seem absurd to him?

10. Abbey seems to jump back and forth in time in his book. Where in this chapter does that first become obvious?

(see the answer keys)

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