The Man Who Walked Through Time Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where did Fletcher arrive in "Chapter 4, Challenge" that was such a relief to him?
(a) The Rim.
(b) The Supai village.
(c) The Esplanade.
(d) Hualpai Hilltop.

2. What is the current age estimate of the sixth layer of the Grand Canyon?
(a) 20 thousand years.
(b) 475 million years.
(c) 800 million years.
(d) 500 thousand years.

3. What kind of condition was Fletcher in at the beginning of his trip?
(a) Suffering from rheumatoid arthritis.
(b) Diabetic but with great stamina.
(c) Just recovering from influenza.
(d) Great physical condition.

4. What are layers 4 through 6 of the Grand Canyon called?
(a) The Rim.
(b) The Great Unconformity.
(c) Esplanade.
(d) The Red Wall.

5. How long did it take to for the Grand Canyon to form?
(a) 200 years.
(b) Millions of years.
(c) A thousand years.
(d) 500 Billion years.

6. What did Fletcher pass and nearly miss altogether in "Chapter 4, Challenge?"
(a) The trail through the ravine.
(b) The first air drop of supplies.
(c) The only fresh water for miles.
(d) The gap in the pass.

7. When did Fletcher's journey through the Grand Canyon begin?
(a) At dusk in early February.
(b) At sunset in mid-April.
(c) At daybreak in mid-June.
(d) At noon in early October.

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

9. According to Fletcher, what would the rest of nature around the Grand Canyon do?
(a) Stay exactly the same.
(b) Go through a period of reduction to make room for more species.
(c) Adapt to the continuing changes.
(d) Become tame and friendly to survive growing tourism.

10. How many layers are included in the Rim?
(a) 5.
(b) 8.
(c) 2.
(d) 3.

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

12. Where did Fletcher go to ask questions about the area in which he would be traveling?
(a) The Grand Canyon National Park Office.
(b) The Desert Travel Information Center.
(c) The Arizona State Park Building.
(d) The Forestry Service Office.

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

14. How long did Dr. Harvey Butchart study the Grand Canyon?
(a) He never studied it.
(b) 25 years.
(c) 5 years.
(d) 17 years.

15. In "Chapter 4, Challenge," Fletcher describes the Esplanade as a maze. What constant choice does he say a traveler had to make all along the Esplanade?
(a) Whether to go across the rock terraces or across the talus.
(b) How long to stay in the area.
(c) Whether to go straight across the river or travel downstream to a narrower spot.
(d) Whether to follow the wildlife trail or forge his own.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. How long after he saw the Grand Canyon for the first time did Fletcher begin his trip?

3. What does Fletcher say he knew as soon as he saw the Grand Canyon?

4. The Grand Canyon is found in the northern part of what state?

5. What is the name of the government agency established to protect the rights of Native Americans?

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