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Desert Magazine Quiz - August 1984

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Meteors are found in...

  • Volcanic areas only
  • Anywhere on earth
  • Just in the desert
  • In temperate zones only

Laguna, one of the Rio Grande Indian pueblos in New Mexico, is located on...

  • The Rio Grande River
  • The Rio Puerco River
  • The San Jose River
  • The Pecos River

The monumnet to Hadji Ali (Hi Jolly), camel driver for Lt. Edward F. Beale, is located in which Arizona town?

  • Ehrenberg
  • Quartzite
  • Salome
  • Tucson

When roadrunners are first hatched they are...

  • Soft and white with no feathers or down
  • Partly covered with speckled feathers
  • Covered with white down
  • Black and almost naked

Hualapai Indians live...

  • In a deep Arizona canyon
  • On a level plain near the base of Shiprock, NM
  • On land adjoining the Papago Indian Reservation
  • On a plateau northwest of Flagstaff, AZ

Chrysocolla is...

  • A colorful variety of quartz
  • Silicate of copper
  • Iron oxide
  • Suphate of strontium

Montezuma's Castle is...

  • The ruins of an eccentric miner's home in a Nevada ghost town
  • A relic of the northernmost point of Aztec civilization in the Southwest
  • A reminder of Coronado's expedition in 1540
  • An apartment house constructed by the Anasazi

Jet is found in...

  • Coal deposits
  • Volcanic strata
  • Saline lake beds
  • Limestone country

Lee's ferry, famed way-station for river explorers, is located on...

  • The shore of Lake Mead
  • The Colorado River
  • The Little Colorado River
  • The San Juan River

The lowest elevation in the United States is the foot of Bright Angel Trail in the depths of the Grand Canyon...

  • True
  • False

Crystals found in geodes usually are quartz...

  • True
  • False

Franciscan Father Garces was murdered by Indians at Yuma in 1781...

  • True
  • False

The earliest Americans to come to the Southwet were seeking gold....

  • True
  • False

The roadrunner is a member of the Cukoo family of birds

  • True
  • False


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