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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 does Fletcher say was a sacrilege when it interrupted the silence of the Grand Canyon?
(a) The bray of a donkey.
(b) The squawk of a blue jay.
(c) The screech of an owl.
(d) The honk of a horn.

2. Why might the Colorado River cause problems for Fletcher?
(a) It was impassable in some parts.
(b) The animals along the river were dangerous.
(c) He didn't have a boat.
(d) He was highly allergic to a plant that grew along the banks of the river.

3. What are layers 4 through 6 of the Grand Canyon called?
(a) The Red Wall.
(b) The Rim.
(c) The Great Unconformity.
(d) Esplanade.

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

5. Approximately how thick is the third layer of the Grand Canyon?
(a) 1000 feet.
(b) 200 feet.
(c) 20 feet.
(d) 750 feet.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Fletcher go to ask questions about the area in which he would be traveling?

2. The Grand Canyon is found in the northern part of what state?

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

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

5. What cheerful tribal tourist manager did Fletcher meet in "Chapter 3, Interlude?"

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Fletcher say is the bottom line reason for the proposed projects in the Epilogue?

5. 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?

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

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

8. At the end of the Epilogue are two updates. One is about information from "Part I, The Place." What is this update?

9. Describe Fletcher's reaction upon reaching the Esplanade at the beginning of "Chapter 4, Challenge."

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

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