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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What part of the Grand Canyon does Fletcher describe as "a large gap in time between two layers of rocks?"
(a) The Great Divide.
(b) The Angel Pass.
(c) The Arizona Anomaly.
(d) The Great Unconformity.
2. According to Fletcher, what was the motivation behind the Pacific Southwest Water Plan engineers?
(a) They wanted to divert tourism away from the Grand Canyon to preserve it.
(b) They wanted to divert water from the Grand Canyon so it would stop changing and remain beautiful forever.
(c) They wanted the challenge and were trying to save their jobs.
(d) They were concerned for wildlife that was dying because of a drought.
3. What disease did Fletcher say plagued William Wallace Bass?
4. Where were William Wallace Bass's ashes scattered?
(a) Along the trail to Bass Camp.
(b) Into the Colorado River.
(c) A butte called Holy Grail Temple.
(d) Into the air from the Rim.
5. In "Part 4, Epilogue" what does Fletcher say no man has a right to do?
(a) Build dams.
(b) Build cities.
(c) Vandalize a natural museum.
(d) Stop the progress of other men.
6. What did Fletcher say would be different about how he will fit into society?
(a) He planned to camp outside the Canyon protesting tourists.
(b) He planned to live as a hermit.
(c) He was afraid he would not fit in well after spending so much time alone.
(d) He thought he would be a better citizen because of his new insights.
7. How long did Fletcher rest at Bass Trail?
(a) One month.
(b) Two days.
(c) Twelve hours.
(d) Five days.
8. How many feet above the Colorado River was the Tonto Platform?
(a) 1000 feet.
(b) 1 mile.
(c) 100 feet.
(d) 5 feet.
9. What was the 3rd intrusion from the outside world that Fletcher describes in "Chapter 10, Exit?"
(a) A family putting in a boat at the shore of the Colorado River.
(b) A skywriter writing a marriage proposal in the sky.
(c) A stone cairn containing a rusty can.
(d) Jim Bailey landing a plane on an airstrip.
10. How did Fletcher feel about the meeting he attended in "Part 4, Epilogue"?
(a) He was hopeful.
(b) He was horrified.
(c) He was excited.
(d) He was uplifted.
11. What was one activity Fletcher thought might have accounted for a feeling of disconnection during his stay at Phantom Ranch?
(d) Paying bills.
12. Where did Fletcher spend four days walking on his journey from Bass Trail to Phantom Ranch?
(a) Along the Colorado River.
(b) Along the Tonto Platform.
(c) Over the Ranger Plateau.
(d) Across the Middle Canyon.
13. What did Fletcher claim he began to hear as he traveled?
(c) A ringing in his ears.
(d) The rhythm of the rock.
14. What realization did Fletcher reach as he spent time observing wildlife on the sand bar?
(a) He had misjudged his distance from the airdrop and would have to walk through the night to make it on time.
(b) He would like to write a book about wildlife in the Canyon.
(c) He was no longer in awe of the Canyon, instead he expresses a discovery of unity among plants and creatures and all other things.
(d) He would be out of food in one day.
15. According to Fletcher's observations, how did people fresh from the city view the area near Phantom Ranch?
(a) As a sanctuary and the end of civilization.
(b) As a luxury vacation spot.
(c) As a tourist trap.
(d) As paradise.
Short Answer Questions
1. To what did Fletcher attribute the distance traveled from Bass Trail to Phantom Ranch?
2. About what specific skill did Fletcher compliment William Wallace Bass?
3. How did Fletcher get along with his friend during their time studying the Grand Canyon?
4. How does Fletcher describe the last barrier he passed after leaving Phantom Ranch as he made his way toward his next air drop?
5. How did Fletcher feel about leaving the Canyon in "Chapter 10 Exit?"
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