Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. 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?
2. What lifestyle does Fletcher describe in a footnote in "Part 2, The Dream?"
3. What material comprises the sixth layer of the Grand Canyon?
4. What were some of the plans for his trip that Fletcher details in "Part 2, The Dream?"
5. What did "Part II, The Dream" describe?
Short Essay Questions
1. Name and describe another aspect of the Canyon other than its appearance that struck Fletcher.
2. Where did Fletcher make camp his first night and how did he describe the area he picked for a campsite?
3. Describe the appearance of the Canyon as Fletcher describes it in "Chapter 2, The Dream."
4. At the very beginning of the Epilogue, what does Fletcher say might happen if man is not careful?
5. 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?
6. Fletcher decided to spend a week in an area just outside the Supai village. Describe what he did during that week.
7. In "Chapter 2, The Dream," where did Fletcher decide to plant two caches of food supplies and why?
8. Briefly describe the event that sparked Fletcher's desire to travel through the Grand Canyon alone.
9. What were some intrusions on the interior of the Grand Canyon that man would make to accomplish the projects Fletcher discusses in the Epilogue?
10. What town did Fletcher say he wanted to drive through on his way home from his journey through the Grand Canyon and why?
In a footnote, Fletcher briefly describes his life as a compulsive walker and gives a few details about another long journey he took in the past. In your own words, describe the lifestyle of a compulsive walker and give reasons why this lifestyle helped Fletcher have a successful journey through the Grand Canyon.
Compare different aspects of Fletcher's personality. Include specific details from the book.
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.
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