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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What was one activity Fletcher thought might have accounted for a feeling of disconnection during his stay at Phantom Ranch?
2. What was Fletcher afraid would be the most tragic loss for the Grand Canyon if the proposed water plan went through?
3. According to Fletcher, what physical effects could the Pacific Southwest Water Plan have had on the Grand Canyon?
4. At the beginning of "Chapter 10, Exit," what does Fletcher say caught up with him while he was washing in the Nankoweap Creek?
5. What was one sad reflection Fletcher recorded in his notebook in "Chapter 10, Exit?"
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe Fletcher's experience when he spends four days gathering information with Doug Powell near the end of his journey. Include positive and negative elements. Include information about who Powell is and explain whether or not this experience would have been the same if they had the same meeting under different circumstances.
Essay Topic 2
In the Epilogue, Fletcher quotes Joseph Wood Krutch as saying, "When a man despoils a work of art we call him a vandal, when he despoils a work of nature we call him a developer." Discuss what this comment means and why it gives the reader insight into Fletcher's viewpoint on nature versus urban development.
Essay Topic 3
How does the author develop the concept of becoming one with nature or connecting to nature? Give some examples of how his connection with the Canyon changes throughout the book.
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