19. This was all part, Muir said, of his “unconditional surrender” to Nature. The winds and cascading creeks seemed to sing an exulting chorus audible to anyone willing to ____________.20. Everywhere Muir turned, he believed he was witnessing the work and presence of _______.21. This is a wonderful quote by Muir: “I will follow my instincts, be myself for good or ill, and see what will be the upshot. As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I’ll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I’ll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the _________ of the world as I can.” What do you think about Muir’s approach to life?22. Muir felt that he had discovered his own destiny. He would devote himself to understanding the __________________and then teach others the lessons he had learned.23. There was a dispute between Josiah D. Whitney (California’s state geologist) and John Muir about how Yosemite Valley had been formed. What did Muir believe carved Yosemite Valley? Who was right about what shaped the valley?24. James Mason Hutchings did three very important things for the national park idea. What were they? Which was the most important?a.b.c.25. Why did Muir move to Oakland?26. Muir would help to articulate for millions of Americans a deep and abiding love for their ______.Episode 1, Chapter 10
“Wildness is a Necessity”1.For five years Muir confined himself to his writing desk in Oakland, California. What did Muir write about?2.In the process he had become ____________.3.Where was he able to explore next?4.What was noteworthy about his exposure to the beliefs of Tlingit Indians in Alaska?5.What happened after Muir returned from Alaska? He got married, had two daughters, amassed wealth, but what else? (What was going on with his health?)6.Muir’s wife suggested that he go to Mount Rainier. How did that work for him?