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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. What does Fletcher say he knew as soon as he saw the Grand Canyon?
(a) The way he saw things would change.
(b) His fear of heights was coming back.
(c) This place would make him famous.
(d) He would soon be hangliding over the Canyon.

2. What is considered the top layer of the Grand Canyon?
(a) The Inner Gorge.
(b) The top of the Rim.
(c) The Erosion Surface.
(d) The Tonto Platform.

3. What urge came to Fletcher's mind as he witnessed the different sights at the Rim?
(a) To climb the mountain.
(b) To leave and never come back.
(c) To swim across the river.
(d) To hike the canyon.

4. What does Fletcher say was a sacrilege when it interrupted the silence of the Grand Canyon?
(a) The squawk of a blue jay.
(b) The honk of a horn.
(c) The screech of an owl.
(d) The bray of a donkey.

5. What was the approximate depth of the Grand Canyon at the time the book was written?
(a) 1 mile.
(b) 2000 feet.
(c) 500 feet.
(d) 5 miles.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Fletcher's reaction upon his first trip to the Rim?

2. Approximately how thick is the third layer of the Grand Canyon?

3. Who is the "The Man" in The Man Who Walked Through Time?

4. When Fletcher's idea was first fully formed, what doubts bugged him?

5. How long did it take to for the Grand Canyon to form?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did William Wallace Bass establish in the Grand Canyon, and how did it come about?

2. 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?

3. Describe the lifestyle of a compulsive walker as explained by Fletcher.

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

5. Even though the view from the Rim of the Grand Canyon might have remained somewhat the same, what important aspect of Fletcher's journey does he say would surely have been destroyed by the projects proposed in the Epilogue, and what effect would that have had on the Canyon as a whole?

6. What was one part of his surroundings that Fletcher describes as he is in the cave and how does he describe it?

7. Briefly describe the event that sparked Fletcher's desire to travel through the Grand Canyon alone.

8. What does Fletcher say is the bottom line reason for the proposed projects in the Epilogue?

9. In "Chapter 10, Exit," what were three of the things, serious or not, Fletcher says he had gained from his journey?

10. Describe the reasons behind Fletcher's decision to make his trip in mid-April.

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