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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 another name for the Erosion Surface?
(a) The Rim.
(b) The Grand Fa├žade.
(c) The Great Unconformity.
(d) The Supai Formation.

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

3. Whom does Fletcher describe at the beginning of "Chapter 3, Interlude?"
(a) The Havasupai Indians.
(b) His family.
(c) The park rangers.
(d) The tourists.

4. How long is the Grand Canyon?
(a) One thousand miles long.
(b) Just under 30 miles long.
(c) Between 50 and 100 miles long.
(d) More than two hundred miles long.

5. What cheerful tribal tourist manager did Fletcher meet in "Chapter 3, Interlude?"
(a) Lorenzo Sinyala.
(b) Neil Ukwalla.
(c) Colin Fletcher.
(d) John Wesley Powell.

Short Answer Questions

1. What information was not sought by Fletcher before beginning his trip?

2. What is the area directly underneath the seventh layer of the Grand Canyon?

3. In "Chapter 4, Challenge," Fletcher describes the Esplanade as a maze. What constant choice does he say a traveler had to make all along the Esplanade?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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 realization did Fletcher come to and write about in his journal as he noticed all the signs of man beside Nankoweap Creek in "Chapter 10, Exit?"

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

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

6. How does Fletcher say the new perspective and understanding he gained on his journey changed him in society?

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

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

9. 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?

10. 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?

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