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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Fletcher say he knew as soon as he saw the Grand Canyon?
2. What lifestyle does Fletcher describe in a footnote in "Part 2, The Dream?"
3. What did Fletcher pass and nearly miss altogether in "Chapter 4, Challenge?"
4. What is another name for the Erosion Surface?
5. How does Fletcher describe the Grand Canyon?
Short Essay Questions
1. Name and describe another aspect of the Canyon other than its appearance that struck Fletcher.
2. At the beginning of "Chapter 5, Transition," Fletcher details how the airdrop has affected him. Describe this realization.
3. 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?
4. What types of information can be obtained from the graph on the first page of "Part 3, The Journey?"
5. What doubts, if any, did Fletcher have about the trek through the Canyon after he decided he wanted to do it?
6. What decision did Fletcher make in regard to obtaining information about the Canyon before his trip and why did he make this decision?
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. Tell about one thing Fletcher says in "Chapter 10, Exit," that did not turn out as he thought it would.
9. In "Chapter 2, The Dream," where did Fletcher decide to plant two caches of food supplies and why?
10. In "Chapter 10, Exit," what were three of the things, serious or not, Fletcher says he had gained from his journey?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe different examples of how the Fletcher's experience living the simple life on other treks helps him survive and even thrive on the long journey through the Canyon.
Essay Topic 2
In Chapter 4, Fletcher details many mishaps, which he calls "stupidities." Discuss three of these giving details about the events, how Fletcher dealt with them, and the outcomes. Describe what Fletcher's reaction to these events says about his character.
Essay Topic 3
In the Epilogue, Fletcher approaches the subject of preserving the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders. Explain what danger faced the Grand Canyon at that time. Give details about who was proposing the plan, what they intended to do, and what Fletcher believed could happen to the Canyon if they were allowed to continue. Include Fletcher's viewpoint on the matter.
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