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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 are some things Fletcher describes in "Part 2, The Dream?"
2. What did "Part II, The Dream" describe?
3. How long did it take to for the Grand Canyon to form?
4. How does Fletcher describe the state of the Grand Canyon at the time the book was written?
5. What did geologists say disrupted the Colorado River's flow and lead to the formation of the Grand Canyon?
Short Essay Questions
1. What was the difference between how Fletcher viewed the area around Phantom Ranch and how those visiting more recently from the outside world viewed it in "Chapter 8, Life?"
2. At the end of the Epilogue are two updates. One is about information from the original Epilogue. Summarize the information in this update.
3. Describe the appearance of the Canyon as Fletcher describes it in "Chapter 2, The Dream."
4. What does Fletcher say happened to him when he arrived at Phantom Ranch?
5. Name and describe another aspect of the Canyon other than its appearance that struck Fletcher.
6. What types of information can be obtained from the graph on the first page of "Part 3, The Journey?"
7. Describe one aspect of the Havasupai Indians' current life that troubled or saddened Fletcher?
8. In "Chapter 2, The Dream," where did Fletcher decide to plant two caches of food supplies and why?
9. During his week at Phantom Ranch, Fletcher experienced a change. What was this change, and what was one thing that contributed to it?
10. Describe Fletcher's reaction upon reaching the Esplanade at the beginning of "Chapter 4, Challenge."
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1In 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 2In 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.
Essay Topic 3Although Fletcher is in great physical shape and has lived a solitary simple lifestyle before, he has an adjustment period upon entering the Canyon. Describe the process Fletcher goes through to change himself physically and mentally to adapt to the journey during the first week.
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