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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. Why did Fletcher stay at the Grand Canyon Village for a while just before beginning his trip?
(a) He was trying to raise money.
(b) His heel was infected.
(c) He liked the view.
(d) He was waiting for his friend.

2. When Fletcher's idea was first fully formed, what doubts bugged him?
(a) No real doubts.
(b) What he would do about his diabetes while he was on his journey.
(c) How he would ask his boss for time off.
(d) How he would stay away from home so long.

3. According to the Fletcher, how did the changes in the earth that formed the Grand Canyon happen?
(a) Quickly after an eruption.
(b) Dramatically with a large explosion.
(c) Very slowly.
(d) Moderately after a cataclysmic event.

4. What information was not sought by Fletcher before beginning his trip?
(a) Information about the existence of water sources.
(b) Information about weather.
(c) Information about trails.
(d) Information about the possibility of attacks by wild boar.

5. 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 Supai customs.
(c) The number of animals in the area.
(d) The immenseness of his surroundings and the age of the Grand Canyon.

6. When did Fletcher's journey through the Grand Canyon begin?
(a) At dusk in early February.
(b) At daybreak in mid-June.
(c) At noon in early October.
(d) At sunset in mid-April.

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

8. What is the current age estimate of the third layer of the Grand Canyon?
(a) 500 thousand years.
(b) 800 years.
(c) 275 million years.
(d) 350 million years.

9. What is the name of the government agency established to protect the rights of Native Americans?
(a) Commission of Indian Rights.
(b) Native American Administration.
(c) Native American Commission.
(d) Bureau of Indian Affairs.

10. What river still runs at the bottom of the Grand Canyon?
(a) The Mississippi River.
(b) The Gila River.
(c) The Rio Grande.
(d) The Colorado River.

11. What cheerful tribal tourist manager did Fletcher meet in "Chapter 3, Interlude?"
(a) Colin Fletcher.
(b) Lorenzo Sinyala.
(c) Neil Ukwalla.
(d) John Wesley Powell.

12. What type of graphic is found at the beginning of "Part 3, The Journey?"
(a) A chart of wild life in the desert.
(b) A map showing a simplified profile of the geology of the Grand Canyon.
(c) A bar graph showing the change in tourism at the Grand Canyon.
(d) A chart of vegetation found in the Grand Canyon.

13. How many layers of the Grand Canyon are shown in the schematic in "Part 3, The Journey?"
(a) 8.
(b) 5.
(c) 12.
(d) 20.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Fletcher say he saw even before he came close to the Grand Canyon?

2. What was Fletcher's only concern about the proposed trip?

3. What kind of condition was Fletcher in at the beginning of his trip?

4. How long did Dr. Harvey Butchart study the Grand Canyon?

5. What are hanging terraces?

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