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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 is the area directly above the seventh layer of the Grand Canyon called?
(a) The Grand Trench.
(b) The Tonto Platform.
(c) The Red Wall.
(d) The Rim.

2. Part 1 is called "The Place." What is the place?
(a) Forester Canyon.
(b) Arizona.
(c) The Grand Canyon.
(d) The Painted Desert.

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

4. Why does Fletcher say it might have been good that he didn't start his journey right after he decided to take it?
(a) It gave him more time to say goodbye to his family.
(b) The time helped him test the idea to see whether or not he really wanted to do it.
(c) It gave him time to get the nerve together for the dangerous trip.
(d) It gave him time to fully recover from the flu.

5. What did Fletcher pass and nearly miss altogether in "Chapter 4, Challenge?"
(a) The first air drop of supplies.
(b) The trail through the ravine.
(c) The gap in the pass.
(d) The only fresh water for miles.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the book say geologists believe formed the Grand Canyon?

2. Why did Fletcher rule out following a route along the Colorado River?

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

4. About how long did Fletcher stay at the Grand Canyon Village?

5. Whom does Fletcher describe at the beginning of "Chapter 3, Interlude?"

Short Essay Questions

1. In "Chapter 5, Transition," why did Fletcher decide to proceed to Bass Camp along the terrace rather than forging a trail down Fossil Canyon to the Colorado River?

2. Briefly describe Fletcher's relationship with Dr. Harvey Butchart. Include a description of who Harvey Butchart was and how he helped Fletcher.

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

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

5. Describe one "compulsive walking" trip Fletcher mentions in a footnote of "Chapter 2, Dreams."

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

7. In "Chapter 4, Challenge," Fletcher details several "stupidities" that caused delays in his trip toward Sinyala Canyon. Describe one of these "stupidities."

8. 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?

9. Several incidents surrounded the time Fletcher spent with David Powell in "Chapter 9, Man" Describe one of these incidents.

10. Briefly describe the events surrounding the first supply drop Fletcher describes in "Chapter 4, Challenge."

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