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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 name of the government agency established to protect the rights of Native Americans?
(a) Native American Administration.
(b) Native American Commission.
(c) Commission of Indian Rights.
(d) Bureau of Indian Affairs.

2. What material makes up the seventh layer of the Grand Canyon?
(a) Marble.
(b) Granite.
(c) Limestone.
(d) Tapeats sandstone.

3. What is the current age estimate of the seventh layer of the Grand Canyon?
(a) 1 billion years.
(b) 500 million years.
(c) 30 thousand years.
(d) 750 thousand years.

4. If he were to realize his dream, what would Fletcher accomplish?
(a) He would be the youngest person to make it to the top peak.
(b) He would write a song about the place that would raise him to stardom.
(c) He would swim across the river in record time.
(d) He would be the first person to make a solo trek through the Grand Canyon.

5. What river still runs at the bottom of the Grand Canyon?
(a) The Gila River.
(b) The Colorado River.
(c) The Rio Grande.
(d) The Mississippi River.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Fletcher credit with making the first trip through the Grand Canyon?

2. What does Fletcher say he knew as soon as he saw the Grand Canyon?

3. When did Fletcher's dream become a reality?

4. What is the area directly above the seventh layer of the Grand Canyon called?

5. What material comprises the sixth layer of the Grand Canyon?

Short Essay Questions

1. At the very beginning of the Epilogue, what does Fletcher say might happen if man is not careful?

2. How did Fletcher spend the year between his decision to travel through the Canyon and his actual start date?

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

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

5. How long did it take Fletcher to travel from Bass Camp to Phantom Ranch, and how was that time period broken up?

6. 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?

7. At the beginning of "Chapter 5, Transition," Fletcher details how the airdrop has affected him. Describe this realization.

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

9. Describe the different ways Fletcher arranged to receive supplies during his journey.

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

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