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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How did Fletcher redefine the path of his trip?
(a) From "through the Canyon" to "around the Rim."
(b) From "around the Rim" to "along the Colorado River."
(c) From "through the Canyon" to "to the Canyon floor and back."
(d) From "one end of the Grand Canyon to the other" to "one end of the Grand Canyon National Park to the other."

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

4. How did Fletcher say the big moment happened when he knew he would take the journey through the Grand Canyon?
(a) Explosively.
(b) Unexpectedly.
(c) Slowly.
(d) There was no big moment.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the current age estimate of the second layer of the Grand Canyon?

2. What did the Fletcher have to change in "Chapter 2, Reconnaissance?"

3. How does Fletcher describe the state of the Grand Canyon at the time the book was written?

4. What are hanging terraces?

5. What did Fletcher pass and nearly miss altogether in "Chapter 4, Challenge?"

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the appearance of the Canyon as Fletcher describes it in "Chapter 2, The Dream."

2. Explain what Fletcher states as the explanation for the formation of the Grand Canyon.

3. What were the first three signs of man that Fletcher noticed after washing in Nankoweap Creek near the end of his journey in "Chapter 10, Exit?"

4. What does Fletcher say was part of the problem with trying to convince engineers that the projects were a bad idea?

5. What was the difference between how Fletcher viewed the area around Phantom Ranch and how those visiting more recently from the outside world viewed it in "Chapter 8, Life?"

6. What were some changes Fletcher noticed soon after he left the platform over Hualpai Canyon?

7. What realization did Fletcher come to and write about in his journal as he noticed all the signs of man beside Nankoweap Creek in "Chapter 10, Exit?"

8. Describe one realization Fletcher reached while sitting under the juniper tree in "Chapter 2, Dreams."

9. Name and describe another aspect of the Canyon other than its appearance that struck Fletcher.

10. At the end of the Epilogue are two updates. One is about information from "Part I, The Place." What is this update?

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