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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the area directly above the seventh layer of the Grand Canyon called?
(a) The Red Wall.
(b) The Rim.
(c) The Tonto Platform.
(d) The Grand Trench.

2. What part of nature is not described in "Part 2, The Dream?"
(a) The peace of the ocean.
(b) The beauty of the Grand Canyon.
(c) The immenseness and timelessness of the Rim.
(d) Various rocks.

3. What does Fletcher say he realized he might be doing when he hiked through the Grand Canyon?
(a) He would be making his last hiking trip.
(b) He would come as close to traveling back through time as possible.
(c) He would be following in the footsteps of hundreds of great hikers.
(d) He would be fulfilling a dream from his early childhood.

4. Why was the place where Fletcher arrived in "Chapter 4, Challenge" such a relief to his spirit?
(a) It was a wide open area, a relief from the closed spaces of the side canyons.
(b) He found fresh water there.
(c) His arrival meant he was almost done with his trip.
(d) He found a better shelter for the night.

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

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

7. What did the Fletcher have to change in "Chapter 2, Reconnaissance?"
(a) His mindset from working every day to living more simply.
(b) His mode of transportation from hiking to riding a mule.
(c) His expectations for a walking partner.
(d) His eating habits to that of a vegetarian.

8. How does "Part 1, The Place" begin?
(a) With facts about tourist destinations in the United States.
(b) With advice on hiking.
(c) With facts about the Grand Canyon.
(d) With information on traveling through Arizona.

9. What places were presumably named for a member of Lorenzo Sinyala's family?
(a) Sinyala Trail and Sinyala Plateau.
(b) Lorenzo Lake and Sinyala Creek.
(c) Lorenzo Trail and Sinyala Ravine.
(d) Mount Sinyala and Sinyala Canyon.

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

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

12. Approximately how thick is the third layer of the Grand Canyon?
(a) 200 feet.
(b) 20 feet.
(c) 750 feet.
(d) 1000 feet.

13. How many layers are included in the Rim?
(a) 8.
(b) 3.
(c) 5.
(d) 2.

14. 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.

15. What does the book say geologists believe formed the Grand Canyon?
(a) An earthquake.
(b) A large sea that evaporated after a 200 year drought.
(c) A volcanic eruption.
(d) The Colorado River.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Fletcher go to ask questions about the area in which he would be traveling?

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

3. How long is the Grand Canyon?

4. Where did Fletcher arrive in "Chapter 4, Challenge" that was such a relief to him?

5. What type of graphic is found at the beginning of "Part 3, The Journey?"

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