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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What realization did Fletcher reach as he spent time observing wildlife on the sand bar?
(a) He would like to write a book about wildlife in the Canyon.
(b) He was no longer in awe of the Canyon, instead he expresses a discovery of unity among plants and creatures and all other things.
(c) He had misjudged his distance from the airdrop and would have to walk through the night to make it on time.
(d) He would be out of food in one day.
2. 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.
3. At the beginning of "Chapter 10, Exit," what does Fletcher say caught up with him while he was washing in the Nankoweap Creek?
(a) A bear.
(c) A swarm of bees.
(d) The world.
4. 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 deep ravine that drops off into another canyon.
(b) A rapid flowing portion of the river with sharp rocks and no bridge.
(c) A cliff with "snaggle-toothed projections" on its face.
(d) An area with a high population of mountain lions.
5. What animal does Fletcher say lived in significant numbers in the area past the head of Forester Canyon?
(b) Wild burros.
(c) Road Runners.
6. What was one activity Fletcher thought might have accounted for a feeling of disconnection during his stay at Phantom Ranch?
(a) Paying Bills.
7. Who were Al and Elma Milotte?
(a) A famous Walt Disney nature photography team.
(b) Jazz musicians.
(c) Famous explorers.
(d) A famous Hollywood couple.
8. How did Fletcher say the US Bureau of Reclamation was handling the tunnel plan?
(a) They were making a big deal of it.
(b) They were soft-peddling it.
(c) They were completely ignoring it.
(d) They were rejecting it publicly.
9. 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 Arizona Anomaly.
(c) The Great Unconformity.
(d) The Angel Pass.
10. 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 pow-wow with the Havasupai Indians.
(c) A conference on the Pacific Southwest Water Plan.
(d) A meeting of environmental activists.
11. Where were William Wallace Bass's ashes scattered?
(a) Into the air from the Rim.
(b) A butte called Holy Grail Temple.
(c) Into the Colorado River.
(d) Along the trail to Bass Camp.
12. Where was Fletcher headed at the beginning of "Chapter 9, Man"?
(a) Back to Phantom Ranch.
(b) To the air drop site.
(c) Into a deep valley.
(d) Across the river.
13. Why did Fletcher sound strange when he spoke to Jim Bailey in "Chapter 6, Rock?"
(a) Fletcher's mouth was terribly dry because was out of water.
(b) Fletcher had not spoken to anyone in two weeks.
(c) Fletcher had develped a cold.
(d) Fletcher was excited, so his words come out in a squeak.
14. While at Phantom Ranch, what did Fletcher miss and want back that earlier in his journey made him uncomfortable?
(a) Beef Jerky.
(c) His hiking boots.
(d) His heavy backpack.
15. What types of activities did Fletcher describe in "Chapter 7, Rhythm?"
(a) Research activities such as charting, sampling and tagging.
(b) Indian activities such as carving arrowheads, making pottery, and sewing moccasins.
(c) Survival techniques such as bear hunting, teepee building, and first aid.
(d) Daily activities such as chores, fishing, and days of rest.
Short Answer Questions
1. How did Fletcher get along with his friend during their time studying the Grand Canyon?
2. What was one activity Fletcher thought might have accounted for a feeling of disconnection during his stay at Phantom Ranch?
3. What was one sad reflection Fletcher recorded in his notebook in "Chapter 10, Exit?"
4. Where did Fletcher decide to spend the last two weeks of his journey?
5. What action by William Wallace Bass did Fletcher disagree with?
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