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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 chart of wild life in the desert.
(c) A chart of vegetation found in the Grand Canyon.
(d) A map showing a simplified profile of the geology of the Grand Canyon.

2. Where did Fletcher's journey begin?
(a) The Alamo.
(b) The Rio Grande.
(c) The Grand Ravine.
(d) Hualpai Hilltop.

3. 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.

4. Approximately how thick is the first layer of the Grand Canyon?
(a) 400 feet.
(b) 5 feet.
(c) 20 feet.
(d) 1000 feet.

5. What information was not sought by Fletcher before beginning his trip?
(a) Information about the existence of water sources.
(b) Information about the possibility of attacks by wild boar.
(c) Information about weather.
(d) Information about trails.

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

7. What material makes up the first and youngest layer of the Grand Canyon?
(a) Volcanic ash.
(b) Silt.
(c) Quartz.
(d) Limestone.

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

9. Part 1 is called "The Place." What is the place?
(a) The Painted Desert.
(b) Arizona.
(c) The Grand Canyon.
(d) Forester Canyon.

10. 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 making his last hiking trip.
(c) He would be fulfilling a dream from his early childhood.
(d) He would be following in the footsteps of hundreds of great hikers.

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

12. In "Chapter 2, Reconnaissance," what does Fletcher say he realized during his trip?
(a) He would be financially ruined when he returned home.
(b) The insignificance of man in comparison to the Grand Canyon and nature.
(c) This would be the last trip he was physically able to make.
(d) He had a desire to become an archeologist.

13. What was Fletcher's only concern about the proposed trip?
(a) That he would be too lonely.
(b) That it would be physically impossible.
(c) That he would drown.
(d) That his family would not support him.

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

15. How does "Part 1, The Place" begin?
(a) With facts about the Grand Canyon.
(b) With advice on hiking.
(c) With information on traveling through Arizona.
(d) With facts about tourist destinations in the United States.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. How many layers of the Grand Canyon are shown in the schematic in "Part 3, The Journey?"

3. What is the current age estimate of the seventh layer of the Grand Canyon?

4. What is the current age estimate of the eighth layer of the Grand Canyon.

5. What are hanging terraces?

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