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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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