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Colin Fletcher
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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. Why might the Colorado River cause problems for Fletcher?
(a) It was impassable in some parts.
(b) He was highly allergic to a plant that grew along the banks of the river.
(c) He didn't have a boat.
(d) The animals along the river were dangerous.

2. With what event does "Chapter 5, Transition" begin?
(a) Wolves attacking the camp.
(b) Fletcher running out of water.
(c) A Cessna flying away.
(d) Fletcher falling into a ravine.

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

4. What is the current age estimate of the second layer of the Grand Canyon?
(a) 250 million years.
(b) 500 million years.
(c) 10 million years.
(d) 50 thousand years.

5. What material makes up the second layer of the Grand Canyon?
(a) Volcanic ash.
(b) Limestone.
(c) Granite.
(d) Sandstone.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who says, "I do not think I ever really considered that things might go seriously wrong"?

2. Where was Lorenzo Sinyala born?

3. In "Chapter 4, Challenge," Fletcher describes the Esplanade as a maze. What constant choice does he say a traveler had to make all along the Esplanade?

4. What cheerful tribal tourist manager did Fletcher meet in "Chapter 3, Interlude?"

5. Fletcher says while studying the Grand Canyon he realized the silence there was not a timeless one as he first thought. How does he define it instead?

Short Essay Questions

1. What type of conference did Fletcher attend a few weeks after the end of his journey through the Grand Canyon, and what did he learn there?

2. How does Fletcher say the new perspective and understanding he gained on his journey changed him in society?

3. What were some ways Fletcher planned to deal with the barriers and challenges he expected to face on his journey?

4. As Fletcher began to research the Grand Canyon in preparation for his journey, what were some of the barriers and challenges Fletcher realized he would need to consider?

5. What were some adjustments Fletcher realized he must make during the beginning of his journey?

6. What were some intrusions on the interior of the Grand Canyon that man would make to accomplish the projects Fletcher discusses in the Epilogue?

7. What types of information can be obtained from the graph on the first page of "Part 3, The Journey?"

8. What are some ways Fletcher describes the Havasupai Indians in "Interlude?"

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

10. What decision did Fletcher make in regard to obtaining information about the Canyon before his trip and why did he make this decision?

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