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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. The desert flowers in the month of May have
(a) Finally blossomed
(b) Been overwatered and are drowning
(c) Withered and gone to seed
(d) Flourished and are thriving

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Abbey wants his readers to know that the desert is

2. Abbey sees the value of wilderness, in a political sense, as

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

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

5. The meaning of Abbey's words, "claritas, integritas, veritas" can be found in this quote:

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