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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. 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 go across the rock terraces or across the talus.
(b) Whether to follow the wildlife trail or forge his own.
(c) Whether to go straight across the river or travel downstream to a narrower spot.
(d) How long to stay in the area.
2. What did Fletcher say he saw even before he came close to the Grand Canyon?
(b) Jagged cliffs.
3. What did "Part II, The Dream" describe?
(a) A childhood dream of Fletcher's in which he visited an American Indian village.
(b) Fletcher's dream to become a famous explorer.
(c) Fletcher's pans to study the Grand Canyon and travel it alone.
(d) A nightmare Fletcher had in which he fell from a high cliff.
4. Why was the place where Fletcher arrived in "Chapter 4, Challenge" such a relief to his spirit?
(a) His arrival meant he was almost done with his trip.
(b) It was a wide open area, a relief from the closed spaces of the side canyons.
(c) He found a better shelter for the night.
(d) He found fresh water there.
5. The Grand Canyon is found in the northern part of what state?
(c) New Mexico.
6. Approximately how thick is the third layer of the Grand Canyon?
(a) 1000 feet.
(b) 750 feet.
(c) 20 feet.
(d) 200 feet.
7. What urge came to Fletcher's mind as he witnessed the different sights at the Rim?
(a) To hike the canyon.
(b) To leave and never come back.
(c) To climb the mountain.
(d) To swim across the river.
8. Who says, "I do not think I ever really considered that things might go seriously wrong"?
(a) John Wesley Powell.
(b) Colin Fletcher.
(c) William Wallace Bass.
(d) Lorenzo Sinyala.
9. What are some things Fletcher describes in "Part 2, The Dream?"
(a) The beauty of the rocks and colors of the Grand Canyon.
(b) The deer and chipmunks on the Rim.
(c) The tourists and park personnel.
(d) His friend's clothes and car.
10. What questions does Fletcher say he hoped he would find some solutions for as he traveled the Grand Canyon?
(a) "Where did we come from?" and "What are we doing here?""
(b) "How do the Havasupai live?" and "What is the history of the mule?"
(c) "Was there really a great flood?" and "Is the Grand Canyon really as old as they say?"
(d) "How long can a man go without human contact?" and "What current wild animals can be domesticated?"
11. Part 1 is called "The Place." What is the place?
(a) Forester Canyon.
(c) The Painted Desert.
(d) The Grand Canyon.
12. According to Fletcher, what would the rest of nature around the Grand Canyon do?
(a) Adapt to the continuing changes.
(b) Go through a period of reduction to make room for more species.
(c) Become tame and friendly to survive growing tourism.
(d) Stay exactly the same.
13. What did the note found in Fletcher's care package say?
(a) There would be no more care packages.
(b) Fletcher's wife loved him.
(c) Fletcher would need to remain in Bass Camp one week to wait for supplies.
(d) Jim Bailey would arrive in Bass Camp when Fletcher was due to arrive.
14. Who drove Fletcher to the parking area at the edge of the Rim?
(a) Lorenzo Sinyala.
(b) Colin Fletcher.
(c) His father.
(d) John Wesley Powell.
15. When did Fletcher's journey through the Grand Canyon begin?
(a) At noon in early October.
(b) At daybreak in mid-June.
(c) At dusk in early February.
(d) At sunset in mid-April.
Short Answer Questions
1. What information was not sought by Fletcher before beginning his trip?
2. What is the name of the government agency established to protect the rights of Native Americans?
3. How long is the Grand Canyon?
4. What did the Fletcher have to change in "Chapter 2, Reconnaissance?"
5. How long did it take to for the Grand Canyon to form?
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