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Colin Fletcher
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What substance comprises the fourth layer of the Grand Canyon?
(a) Quartz.
(b) Flagstone.
(c) Redwall Limestone.
(d) Sandstone.

2. What is the current age estimate of the sixth layer of the Grand Canyon?
(a) 20 thousand years.
(b) 800 million years.
(c) 475 million years.
(d) 500 thousand years.

3. What is the current age estimate of the second layer of the Grand Canyon?
(a) 50 thousand years.
(b) 10 million years.
(c) 250 million years.
(d) 500 million years.

4. How did Fletcher redefine the path of his trip?
(a) From "around the Rim" to "along the Colorado River."
(b) From "through the Canyon" to "around the Rim."
(c) From "through the Canyon" to "to the Canyon floor and back."
(d) From "one end of the Grand Canyon to the other" to "one end of the Grand Canyon National Park to the other."

5. What is the current age estimate of the eighth layer of the Grand Canyon.
(a) 750 million years.
(b) 1 to 2 billion years.
(c) 5 million years.
(d) 800 thousand years.

6. What did Fletcher find difficult, if not impossible, to mentally grasp and understand in "Chapter 1, Entrance?"
(a) His responsibility to the wildlife of the area.
(b) The immenseness of his surroundings and the age of the Grand Canyon.
(c) The Supai customs.
(d) The number of animals in the area.

7. How long after he saw the Grand Canyon for the first time did Fletcher begin his trip?
(a) Exactly 2 years.
(b) About 6 months.
(c) Almost 2 months.
(d) About a year.

8. How long did Dr. Harvey Butchart study the Grand Canyon?
(a) 17 years.
(b) He never studied it.
(c) 25 years.
(d) 5 years.

9. What are some things Fletcher describes in "Part 2, The Dream?"
(a) His friend's clothes and car.
(b) The beauty of the rocks and colors of the Grand Canyon.
(c) The deer and chipmunks on the Rim.
(d) The tourists and park personnel.

10. About what did Fletcher begin to worry in "Chapter 3, Interlude?"
(a) Bad weather.
(b) The endangered animals living in the canyon.
(c) His injured ankle.
(d) The lack of modern technology in the Supai village.

11. Who says, "I do not think I ever really considered that things might go seriously wrong"?
(a) John Wesley Powell.
(b) William Wallace Bass.
(c) Colin Fletcher.
(d) Lorenzo Sinyala.

12. What are layers 4 through 6 of the Grand Canyon called?
(a) The Red Wall.
(b) The Great Unconformity.
(c) Esplanade.
(d) The Rim.

13. What is the current age estimate of the seventh layer of the Grand Canyon?
(a) 500 million years.
(b) 30 thousand years.
(c) 1 billion years.
(d) 750 thousand years.

14. Who drove Fletcher to the parking area at the edge of the Rim?
(a) Colin Fletcher.
(b) Lorenzo Sinyala.
(c) John Wesley Powell.
(d) His father.

15. How did Fletcher say the big moment happened when he knew he would take the journey through the Grand Canyon?
(a) Unexpectedly.
(b) There was no big moment.
(c) Slowly.
(d) Explosively.

Short Answer Questions

1. What were some of the necessary items Fletcher took with him on his journey?

2. Whom does Fletcher describe at the beginning of "Chapter 3, Interlude?"

3. What material makes up the first and youngest layer of the Grand Canyon?

4. What material makes up the seventh layer of the Grand Canyon?

5. What river still runs at the bottom of the Grand Canyon?

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