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Desert Magazine Quiz - November 1942

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Bitten by a tarantula, a true Desert Rat would:

  • Get to a doctor as quickly as possible
  • Apply a tourniquet and try to draw poison from the wound
  • Go to bed and put cold packs on the wound
  • Address a few uncomplimentary remarks at the insect and forget about it

Farthest south of the five dams now, (Nov. 1942), in the lower Colorado River is:

  • Imperial Dam
  • Laguna Dam
  • Headgate Rock Dam
  • Boulder Dam

The legendary god Tahquitz of the Cahuilla Indians, lived in a cave on:

  • San Gorgonio Mountain
  • Santa Rosa Mountains
  • San Jacinto Mountains
  • San Ysidro Mountains

Traveling the paved highway from Gallup to Albuquerque, New Mexico, the predominating handicraft product sold by Indians in roadside stands is:

  • Navajo blankets
  • Pueblo pottery
  • Zuni beadwork
  • Silver jewelry

Pipe Springs National Monument is located in:

  • Utah
  • Arizona
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico

When you hear a botanist talking about Larrea, he or she is referring to what you and I would call:

  • Ironwood
  • Smoke tree
  • Arrowweed
  • Creosote bush

Wild game sometimes seen in the Petrified Forest National Monument are:

  • Buffalo
  • Antelope
  • Peccary
  • Turkey

If the man at the service station informed you that you were in Pahranagat Valley, you would know you were in:

  • Deep Shit
  • Utah
  • Nevada
  • Arizona

Galena is an ore of:

  • Lead
  • Gold
  • Copper
  • Tin

Lieutenant Ives is remembered for his:

  • Famous camel train
  • Discovery of Death Valley
  • Exploration of the Lower Colorado River
  • Campaign against the Apaches

Hohokam is the name given:

  • One of the highest peaks in Arizona
  • A county in Nevada
  • A prehistoric tribe of Indians
  • The dialect spoken by Mojave Indians

Headwaters of the Little Colorado River are in the:

  • Wasatch Mountains
  • White Mountains of Arizona
  • Rocky Mountains of Wyoming
  • Sangre de Cristo Range

A packrat's nest generally is made of:

  • Twigs and sticks
  • Wild galleta grass
  • Rocks
  • Feathers

Havasupai Indians of northern Arizona are closely related to the:

  • Apaches
  • Navajo
  • Hopi
  • Hualapai

If the famous Bird Cage Theater was still operating, you could witness its theatricals by going to:

  • Viginia City
  • Tombstone
  • Carson City
  • Searchlight

Phainopepla is the name of a desert...

  • Rodent
  • Bird
  • Lizard
  • Plant

Predominating color of the sandstones seen in Monument Valley is:

  • White
  • Slate
  • Black
  • Red

If you came to a sign that read "Tinajas Altas", you would know you were on the:

  • Butterfield Stage Route
  • Bradshaw Road
  • Camino del Diablo
  • Mormon Trail to California

If you were to prepare a tender mescal bud for food, Indian style, you would:

  • Roast it in a pit
  • Barbecue it on an open fire
  • Boil it in water
  • Eat it raw


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