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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 was Fletcher's reaction upon his first trip to the Rim?
(a) Anger at his friend for bringing him.
(b) Shock at the majesty of what he saw.
(c) Laughter at all the funny people there.
(d) Disgust at the destruction around him.

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

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

4. What places were presumably named for a member of Lorenzo Sinyala's family?
(a) Lorenzo Lake and Sinyala Creek.
(b) Sinyala Trail and Sinyala Plateau.
(c) Lorenzo Trail and Sinyala Ravine.
(d) Mount Sinyala and Sinyala Canyon.

5. How long did it take to for the Grand Canyon to form?
(a) 500 Billion years.
(b) A thousand years.
(c) 200 years.
(d) Millions of years.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What was Fletcher's only concern about the proposed trip?

3. 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?

4. Where did Fletcher arrive in "Chapter 4, Challenge" that was such a relief to him?

5. How long did Dr. Harvey Butchart study the Grand Canyon?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

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

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

5. What was the difference between how Fletcher viewed the area around Phantom Ranch and how those visiting more recently from the outside world viewed it in "Chapter 8, Life?"

6. Where did Fletcher decide to spend the last two weeks of his trip. What did he call the place, and what did he plan to learn there?

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

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

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

10. Near the end of "Chapter 9, Man," what physical challenge did Fletcher have to conquer to reach his last air-drop and his route out of the Canyon?

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