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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 were two things Fletcher mentions could have made parts of his path impassable?
(a) The Native American population and the mountain.
(b) Wolves and bears.
(c) The desert and rattlesnake nests.
(d) The Colorado River and the hanging terraces.

2. How does Fletcher describe the Grand Canyon?
(a) "Huge stacks of multicolored rock."
(b) "A gigantic hole in the desert plateau."
(c) "An upside-down mountain wonder."
(d) "A chasm . . . like a gigantic and impossible desert crevasse."

3. What substance comprises the fourth layer of the Grand Canyon?
(a) Flagstone.
(b) Sandstone.
(c) Redwall Limestone.
(d) Quartz.

4. When did Fletcher's journey through the Grand Canyon begin?
(a) At noon in early October.
(b) At sunset in mid-April.
(c) At dusk in early February.
(d) At daybreak in mid-June.

5. According to the Fletcher, how did the changes in the earth that formed the Grand Canyon happen?
(a) Quickly after an eruption.
(b) Very slowly.
(c) Dramatically with a large explosion.
(d) Moderately after a cataclysmic event.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long after he saw the Grand Canyon for the first time did Fletcher begin his trip?

2. In "Chapter 2, Reconnaissance," what does Fletcher say he realized during his trip?

3. What river still runs at the bottom of the Grand Canyon?

4. With what event does "Chapter 5, Transition" begin?

5. Whom does Fletcher credit with giving him the most knowledge of the Grand Canyon?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What types of information did Fletcher receive from the National Park Visitor Center when he began to prepare for his trip?

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

4. What president does Fletcher quote at the end of book, and what did the president say about the Canyon?

5. Whom did Fletcher plan to meet in "the museum" in "Chapter 9, Man," and what connection did this person have to the history of the Canyon?

6. During his week at Phantom Ranch, Fletcher experienced a change. What was this change, and what was one thing that contributed to it?

7. Where did Fletcher make camp his first night and how did he describe the area he picked for a campsite?

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

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

10. If performed as proposed, what were some of the possible effects of the proposed projects Fletcher warns the reader about in the Epilogue?

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