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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What place did Fletcher pass on his way to Phantom Ranch that he said was derelict and dry-rotting?
(a) A dam.
(b) Jim Baily's house.
(c) A Supai Village.
(d) The Hermit Camp.
2. How did Fletcher know the Milottes?
(a) They helped him prepare for his trip across California.
(b) They were related to his wife.
(c) He met them while he lived in Kenya.
(d) He met them while he lived in Kenya.
3. In "Part 4, Epilogue" what does Fletcher say no man has a right to do?
(a) Build dams.
(b) Stop the progress of other men.
(c) Build cities.
(d) Vandalize a natural museum.
4. What does Fletcher mainly address in "Part 4, Epilogue?"
(a) Environmental concerns for the Grand Canyon.
(b) The need for a progressive tourism industry in the Grand Canyon.
(c) Fletcher's writings after his journey through the Grand Canyon.
(d) Fletcher's day-to-day routines outside the Grand Canyon.
5. At the beginning of "Chapter 8, Life" what did Fletcher say he should have known "would drag me back into the present?"
(a) The Great Unconformity.
(b) Becoming ill.
(c) Phantom Ranch.
(d) Seeing a little boy playing in the dirt.
6. How did Fletcher feel about the meeting he attended in "Part 4, Epiogue?"
(a) He was horrified.
(b) He was hopeful.
(c) He was excited.
(d) He was uplifted.
7. What does Fletcher say his book could become if the Grand Canyon was not protected?
(a) A non-fiction travel best-seller.
(b) A kind of requiem on the Grand Canyon.
(c) A bargain book.
(d) A tourist guide.
8. Where were William Wallace Bass's ashes scattered?
(a) Into the Colorado River.
(b) A butte called Holy Grail Temple.
(c) Into the air from the Rim.
(d) Along the trail to Bass Camp.
9. What was one activity Fletcher thought might have accounted for a feeling of disconnection during his stay at Phantom Ranch?
(d) Paying bills.
10. What was one sad reflection Fletcher recorded in his notebook in "Chapter 10, Exit?"
(a) He said he would probably never visit the Grand Canyon again.
(b) He said for a while other places would look dull.
(c) He said he dreaded sleeping in a house again.
(d) He said he would miss the beavers.
11. According to Fletcher, what physical effects could the Pacific Southwest Water Plan have had on the Grand Canyon?
(a) The Canyon would be flooded to make a huge reservoir.
(b) It would have no real effect.
(c) The Colorado River could disappear and wildlife could die.
(d) The walls of the Grand Canyon would crumble.
12. What disease did Fletcher say plagued William Wallace Bass?
13. What action by William Wallace Bass did Fletcher disagree with?
(a) His move to the Southwest.
(b) His fight with other ranchers.
(c) The way he took advantage of tourists.
(d) His decision about where to build Bass Camp.
14. How does Fletcher describe the last barrier he passed after leaving Phantom Ranch as he made his way toward his next air drop?
(a) A rapid flowing portion of the river with sharp rocks and no bridge.
(b) A deep ravine that drops off into another canyon.
(c) An area with a high population of mountain lions.
(d) A cliff with "snaggle-toothed projections" on its face.
15. What did Fletcher attend a few weeks after the end of his journey through the Grand Canyon?
(a) A meeting for the Grand Canyon Tourist Committee.
(b) A conference on the Pacific Southwest Water Plan.
(c) A meeting of environmental activists.
(d) A pow-wow with the Havasupai Indians.
Short Answer Questions
1. What effect did the intrusions have on Fletcher?
2. Why does Fletcher say William Wallace Bass opened a tourists' ranch?
3. What did Fletcher claim he began to hear as he traveled?
4. What was the 3rd intrusion from the outside world that Fletcher describes in "Chapter 10, Exit?"
5. How long did it take Fletcher to travel from Bass Trail to Phantom Ranch?
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