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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. When did Fletcher's dream become a reality?
(c) Early December.
(d) Late February.
2. If he were to realize his dream, what would Fletcher accomplish?
(a) He would be the youngest person to make it to the top peak.
(b) He would swim across the river in record time.
(c) He would be the first person to make a solo trek through the Grand Canyon.
(d) He would write a song about the place that would raise him to stardom.
3. 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.
4. What was Fletcher's only concern about the proposed trip?
(a) That his family would not support him.
(b) That he would drown.
(c) That it would be physically impossible.
(d) That he would be too lonely.
5. How long did it take to for the Grand Canyon to form?
(a) 200 years.
(b) 500 Billion years.
(c) A thousand years.
(d) Millions of years.
6. How does Fletcher describe the state of the Grand Canyon at the time the book was written?
(a) Still changing.
(b) Finished changing.
(c) Nearing destruction in a few years.
(d) A dying canyon.
7. In "Chapter 4, Challenge," Fletcher describes the Esplanade as a maze. What constant choice does he say a traveler had to make all along the Esplanade?
(a) Whether to follow the wildlife trail or forge his own.
(b) Whether to go across the rock terraces or across the talus.
(c) Whether to go straight across the river or travel downstream to a narrower spot.
(d) How long to stay in the area.
8. How many layers are included in the Rim?
9. What is another name for the Erosion Surface?
(a) The Grand Façade.
(b) The Rim.
(c) The Supai Formation.
(d) The Great Unconformity.
10. What lifestyle does Fletcher describe in a footnote in "Part 2, The Dream?"
(a) A famous millionaire.
(b) A compulsive walker.
(c) An accomplished musician.
(d) A compulsive gambler.
11. Where did Fletcher arrive in "Chapter 4, Challenge" that was such a relief to him?
(a) Hualpai Hilltop.
(b) The Esplanade.
(c) The Rim.
(d) The Supai village.
12. How did Fletcher say the big moment happened when he knew he would take the journey through the Grand Canyon?
(c) There was no big moment.
13. Why does Fletcher say it might have been good that he didn't start his journey right after he decided to take it?
(a) It gave him more time to say goodbye to his family.
(b) It gave him time to get the nerve together for the dangerous trip.
(c) It gave him time to fully recover from the flu.
(d) The time helped him test the idea to see whether or not he really wanted to do it.
14. What did Fletcher pass and nearly miss altogether in "Chapter 4, Challenge?"
(a) The gap in the pass.
(b) The trail through the ravine.
(c) The first air drop of supplies.
(d) The only fresh water for miles.
15. What places were presumably named for a member of Lorenzo Sinyala's family?
(a) Lorenzo Lake and Sinyala Creek.
(b) Sinyala Trail and Sinyala Plateau.
(c) Lorenzo Trail and Sinyala Ravine.
(d) Mount Sinyala and Sinyala Canyon.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the current age estimate of the second layer of the Grand Canyon?
2. What is the current age estimate of the third layer of the Grand Canyon?
3. What event sparked a desire for Fletcher to study the Grand Canyon and make a journey through it alone?
4. When Fletcher's idea was first fully formed, what doubts bugged him?
5. According to the Fletcher, how did the changes in the earth that formed the Grand Canyon happen?
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