The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What performance occurred at Walpi?

2. Where must the party reach, after setting out on October 29?

3. In the Mormon town of Schunesburg, what did Powell and his party feast on?

4. How did Powell know that Indians frequented the place where they slept on June 26th?

5. What did the group find at Thousand Wells?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Powell not include a vivid description of the Grand Canyon in Chapter XIII?

2. How did Powell use Indians in his 1870 explorations?

3. In Chapter XIII, how did Powell plan to get over the river?

4. At the end of Chapter VIII, which member of Powell's party decided not to continue on the journey?

5. What did Powell do while out exploring when he saw a storm coming from the south?

6. Powell got into a dangerous situation in Chapter VIII. How did Bradley save him?

7. What were the signals of Indians in the illustrations in Chapter XI?

8. In mid July, how many months of rations did they have left? Why?

9. What form of government did the Zuni have?

10. What made the crew sick at the beginning of Chapter IX?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze Powell's leadership qualities as they relate to his exploration of the Colorado River. What qualified him as a leader? Was he a good leader? Support your answer with evidence from the text.

Essay Topic 2

The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons has many illustrations throughout the book. Analyze the use of illustrations in the book by answering the following questions: How do the illustrations add to or distract from Powell's writing? Why do you think the publisher wanted to include so many illustrations? Do you think the illustrations are realistic depictions of what Powell saw on his trip? How do the pictures correlate with the text around them?

Essay Topic 3

The members of of Powell's team showed extraordinary courage on their journey down the Colorado River. They ventured into unknown territory, faced life threatening rapids, and the great unknown. Using examples from the text, analyze the motif of courage as shown in The Exploration of the of Colorado River and Its Canyons.

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