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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What ceremony did Powell witness at one of the Indian villages?
(a) Invocation to the gods for rain.
(b) Baptism.
(c) Prayer service in a sweat lodge.
(d) Burial ritual.

2. How long did the group spend at Tusayan?
(a) Two days.
(b) One week.
(c) Two weeks.
(d) Ten days.

3. What did the crew do while stopped on July 18th?
(a) Played cards.
(b) Hunted and fished.
(c) Explored the numerous side canyons.
(d) Talked with an Indian chief.

4. Why did the crew stop for a day on July 18th?
(a) To repair Powell's broken leg.
(b) To wait for the rapids to settle.
(c) To wait for an Indian tribe.
(d) To repair boats and equipment.

5. On September 25, what did they camp near?
(a) A stream.
(b) Cottwood groves.
(c) A well.
(d) The Colorado.

6. What is the park in Chapter VIII named after?
(a) Canyons.
(b) Rocks.
(c) Echoes.
(d) Waterfalls.

7. Who replenished the remaining men's supplies after Grand Wash?
(a) Drifters.
(b) Indians.
(c) Mormons.
(d) No one. They are close to running out.

8. Who lead the cult societies within clans?
(a) Warriors.
(b) Sorcerers.
(c) Shamans.
(d) Soldiers.

9. Who explored the Kaibab Plateau with Powell?
(a) No one.
(b) Captain Bishop.
(c) Mr. Hamblin.
(d) Mr. Graves.

10. Where must the party reach, after setting out on October 29?
(a) Fort Challenge.
(b) Fort Rebellion.
(c) Fort Defiance.
(d) Fort Opposition.

11. How old was the Indian Powell met in Chapter VIII?
(a) Over 100.
(b) Nearly 80.
(c) Almost 90.
(d) About 50.

12. Why were so many gathered at the Fort on October 30?
(a) To trade goods and wares at market.
(b) To escape an impending storm.
(c) To receive rations and annuities.
(d) To welcome Powell's party.

13. Who did Powell get in a dangerous situation with climbing cliffs in Chapter VIII?
(a) Howland.
(b) Dunn.
(c) Bradley.
(d) Sumner.

14. How did the group cross the dangerous rapids on August 14th?
(a) They tied the boats together.
(b) They made a portage.
(c) They rowed around them.
(d) They rode through.

15. How long would the groups' rations last from August 13th?
(a) One month.
(b) Six weeks.
(c) Two weeks.
(d) Ten days.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the pictures in Chapter XIV, what were women doing?

2. What did the group find at Thousand Wells?

3. What date is it at the end of Chapter X?

4. What is "The Butte of the Cross" named after?

5. Which of Powell's men decided to not continue on the journey at the end of Chapter VIII?

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