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John Muir Biography Study Questions
Ch.1 Lesson One

Through the Eyes of John Muir

by Janice Kelley

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On a separate sheet of paper write the question or statement and respond in 2 or 3 complete sentences. Include details as needed so your answer is as complete and clear as possible.

1. What was one of John Muir's first encounters with nature as a young boy?

2. Describe one or more of Muir's inventions.

3. List three places in the United States that he visited.

4. What was the reason he went on his 1,000-mile walk to the Gulf of Mexico? Describe one or more of
the experiences he shared about his journey.

5. What did Muir discover about how Yosemite was formed?

6. What else did Muir do in Yosemite?

7. Describe one or more of his "high adventure" activities.

8. Why was John Muir living on a ranch?

9. Describe what motivated Muir to spend his life protecting the wilderness.

10. Did John Muir act alone or did he have support to make changes happen? If so, name two people that
helped John Muir make changes.

11. What were the subjects that Muir wrote about in his articles, books and journals?

John Muir Biiography Study Questions Answer Sheet

The print edition of the full curriculum Through the Eyes of John Muir includes a John Muir Biography Study Questions Answer Sheet providing solutions to the above list of questions.


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