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

2. How does Fletcher describe the state of the Grand Canyon at the time the book was written?
(a) A dying canyon.
(b) Nearing destruction in a few years.
(c) Finished changing.
(d) Still changing.

3. What urge came to Fletcher's mind as he witnessed the different sights at the Rim?
(a) To climb the mountain.
(b) To hike the canyon.
(c) To swim across the river.
(d) To leave and never come back.

4. What was Fletcher's only concern about the proposed trip?
(a) That he would be too lonely.
(b) That he would drown.
(c) That it would be physically impossible.
(d) That his family would not support him.

5. How long after he saw the Grand Canyon for the first time did Fletcher begin his trip?
(a) Almost 2 months.
(b) Exactly 2 years.
(c) About 6 months.
(d) About a year.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. 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?

3. What is the name of the government agency established to protect the rights of Native Americans?

4. How long is the Grand Canyon?

5. What was Fletcher's reaction upon his first trip to the Rim?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What types of information can be obtained from the graph on the first page of "Part 3, The Journey?"

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. In "Chapter 2, The Dream," where did Fletcher decide to plant two caches of food supplies and why?

7. Tell about one thing Fletcher says in "Chapter 10, Exit," that did not turn out as he thought it would.

8. Describe one realization Fletcher reached while sitting under the juniper tree in "Chapter 2, Dreams."

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

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

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