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. What substance comprises the fourth layer of the Grand Canyon?
(a) Redwall Limestone.
(b) Sandstone.
(c) Quartz.
(d) Flagstone.

2. What was one of the first things Fletcher noticed as he began his journey?
(a) The moonlight reflecting on the rocks.
(b) The darkness of the night.
(c) The sound of crickets and frogs.
(d) The vast silence and emptiness of the canyon.

3. Who drove Fletcher to the parking area at the edge of the Rim?
(a) Lorenzo Sinyala.
(b) John Wesley Powell.
(c) Colin Fletcher.
(d) His father.

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

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

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

7. What was the approximate depth of the Grand Canyon at the time the book was written?
(a) 5 miles.
(b) 1 mile.
(c) 2000 feet.
(d) 500 feet.

8. What is the area directly underneath the seventh layer of the Grand Canyon?
(a) The Grand Platform.
(b) The Angle Pass.
(c) The Erosion Surface.
(d) Esplanade.

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

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

11. What questions does Fletcher say he hoped he would find some solutions for as he traveled the Grand Canyon?
(a) "Was there really a great flood?" and "Is the Grand Canyon really as old as they say?"
(b) "How do the Havasupai live?" and "What is the history of the mule?"
(c) "Where did we come from?" and "What are we doing here?""
(d) "How long can a man go without human contact?" and "What current wild animals can be domesticated?"

12. 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) How long to stay in the area.
(b) Whether to go straight across the river or travel downstream to a narrower spot.
(c) Whether to go across the rock terraces or across the talus.
(d) Whether to follow the wildlife trail or forge his own.

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

14. How does Fletcher describe the state of the Grand Canyon at the time the book was written?
(a) A dying canyon.
(b) Finished changing.
(c) Nearing destruction in a few years.
(d) Still changing.

15. The Grand Canyon is found in the northern part of what state?
(a) Nevada.
(b) New Mexico.
(c) Colorado.
(d) Arizona.

Short Answer Questions

1. What material comprises the sixth layer of the Grand Canyon?

2. How many layers are included in the Rim?

3. Approximately how thick is the fifth layer of the Grand Canyon?

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

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

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