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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which mountains extend into Yellowstone Park and are part of the Rocky Mountains?
(a) The Black Mountains.
(b) The Painted Hills.
(c) Wind River Mountains.
(d) Lonely Mountain.

2. What do the Terrace Plateaus not have?
(a) Buttes.
(b) Canyons.
(c) Mesas.
(d) Volcanos.

3. What is the cause of the north-south lines in between the cliffs and plateaus in Chapter IV?
(a) Faults.
(b) A volcano.
(c) A glacier.
(d) Erosion.

4. What is the cause of the cliffs in the Terrace Plateaus?
(a) Faults.
(b) Erosion.
(c) A glacier.
(d) A volcano.

5. Powell compared the Terrace Plateaus to what?
(a) A pair of shoes.
(b) A wooden roller coaster.
(c) Steps in a staircase.
(d) Tall buildings.

6. What is the river like in the Canyon of Lodore?
(a) Calm water.
(b) Sandbars.
(c) Rapids.
(d) Fast moving current.

7. What color were the cliffs Powell explored on May 31st?
(a) Brown.
(b) Red.
(c) Gray.
(d) Black.

8. Where did the Apache and Navajo Indian tribes live?
(a) The mountain regions.
(b) The valley of the Gila.
(c) The flood plains.
(d) The desert portions.

9. How is an escarpment formed?
(a) A glacier.
(b) A sandstorm.
(c) A fault.
(d) A volcano.

10. Fill in the following: ______ Half Mile.
(a) Powell's.
(b) Heaven's.
(c) Hell's.
(d) Canyon's.

11. What was lost in the wreck in the Canyon of Lodore?
(a) Sextons.
(b) Thermometers.
(c) Barometers.
(d) Ammunition.

12. Fill in the following from Chapter II: "The Navajos are ____________ in this country."
(a) Visitors.
(b) Citizens.
(c) Intruders.
(d) Natives.

13. What kind of vegetation did the men explore on June 3rd?
(a) Beach.
(b) Forests.
(c) Glacier.
(d) Deserts.

14. What did the men do at night on June 8th?
(a) Hunt buffalo.
(b) Look at the stars.
(c) Play cards.
(d) Repair a thermometer.

15. How many Indian locations did Powell describe in Arizona?
(a) One.
(b) Four.
(c) Three.
(d) Two.

Short Answer Questions

1. What were the dwellings of the Ute known as?

2. Where did the men stop in Chapter VI?

3. What are the skills of the Zuni Indians?

4. Why did the expedition stop on May 27th?

5. Who made shelters of boughs and bark?

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