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Colin Fletcher
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. About what did Fletcher begin to worry in "Chapter 3, Interlude?"
(a) The endangered animals living in the canyon.
(b) His injured ankle.
(c) The lack of modern technology in the Supai village.
(d) Bad weather.

2. How did Fletcher redefine the path of his trip?
(a) From "through the Canyon" to "around the Rim."
(b) From "around the Rim" to "along the Colorado River."
(c) From "through the Canyon" to "to the Canyon floor and back."
(d) From "one end of the Grand Canyon to the other" to "one end of the Grand Canyon National Park to the other."

3. When Fletcher's idea was first fully formed, what doubts bugged him?
(a) How he would stay away from home so long.
(b) How he would ask his boss for time off.
(c) No real doubts.
(d) What he would do about his diabetes while he was on his journey.

4. What material makes up the seventh layer of the Grand Canyon?
(a) Marble.
(b) Granite.
(c) Tapeats sandstone.
(d) Limestone.

5. What does Fletcher say he realized he might be doing when he hiked through the Grand Canyon?
(a) He would come as close to traveling back through time as possible.
(b) He would be following in the footsteps of hundreds of great hikers.
(c) He would be fulfilling a dream from his early childhood.
(d) He would be making his last hiking trip.

6. What event sparked a desire for Fletcher to study the Grand Canyon and make a journey through it alone?
(a) An impromptu side trip made to the Grand Canyon during a cross country journey with a friend.
(b) A television special highlighting the place.
(c) The death of a close friend.
(d) A visit from and American Indian in a dream.

7. What material makes up the second layer of the Grand Canyon?
(a) Granite.
(b) Sandstone.
(c) Limestone.
(d) Volcanic ash.

8. What did geologists say disrupted the Colorado River's flow and lead to the formation of the Grand Canyon?
(a) A comet.
(b) A land slide.
(c) A volcano.
(d) An upheaval of earth.

9. What did "Part II, The Dream" describe?
(a) A childhood dream of Fletcher's in which he visited an American Indian village.
(b) A nightmare Fletcher had in which he fell from a high cliff.
(c) Fletcher's dream to become a famous explorer.
(d) Fletcher's pans to study the Grand Canyon and travel it alone.

10. Who is the "The Man" in The Man Who Walked Through Time?
(a) William Wallace Bass.
(b) John Wesley Powell.
(c) Lorenzo Sinyala.
(d) Colin Fletcher.

11. What type of graphic is found at the beginning of "Part 3, The Journey?"
(a) A bar graph showing the change in tourism at the Grand Canyon.
(b) A map showing a simplified profile of the geology of the Grand Canyon.
(c) A chart of wild life in the desert.
(d) A chart of vegetation found in the Grand Canyon.

12. 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?
(a) "A silence of the future."
(b) "A silence built of the seconds that had ticked away, eon after eon."
(c) "A silence established by an abundance of rock."
(d) "Not a silence at all but the beautiful noise of nature."

13. What cheerful tribal tourist manager did Fletcher meet in "Chapter 3, Interlude?"
(a) John Wesley Powell.
(b) Lorenzo Sinyala.
(c) Colin Fletcher.
(d) Neil Ukwalla.

14. What did the note found in Fletcher's care package say?
(a) Fletcher's wife loved him.
(b) There would be no more care packages.
(c) Jim Bailey would arrive in Bass Camp when Fletcher was due to arrive.
(d) Fletcher would need to remain in Bass Camp one week to wait for supplies.

15. Whom does Fletcher describe at the beginning of "Chapter 3, Interlude?"
(a) The Havasupai Indians.
(b) The park rangers.
(c) His family.
(d) The tourists.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Fletcher's journey begin?

2. What were two things Fletcher mentions could have made parts of his path impassable?

3. According to the Fletcher, how did the changes in the earth that formed the Grand Canyon happen?

4. What is the area directly underneath the seventh layer of the Grand Canyon?

5. Where did Fletcher go to ask questions about the area in which he would be traveling?

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