The Man Who Walked Through Time Test | Final 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. According to Fletcher, what was the motivation behind the Pacific Southwest Water Plan engineers?
(a) They were concerned for wildlife that was dying because of a drought.
(b) They wanted to divert water from the Grand Canyon so it would stop changing and remain beautiful forever.
(c) They wanted to divert tourism away from the Grand Canyon to preserve it.
(d) They wanted the challenge and were trying to save their jobs.

2. What action by William Wallace Bass did Fletcher disagree with?
(a) His fight with other ranchers.
(b) The way he took advantage of tourists.
(c) His move to the Southwest.
(d) His decision about where to build Bass Camp.

3. What realization did Fletcher reach as he spent time observing wildlife on the sand bar?
(a) He had misjudged his distance from the airdrop and would have to walk through the night to make it on time.
(b) He was no longer in awe of the Canyon, instead he expresses a discovery of unity among plants and creatures and all other things.
(c) He would be out of food in one day.
(d) He would like to write a book about wildlife in the Canyon.

4. What was on the sheets of paper Fletcher found in "Chapter 10, Exit?"
(a) A note from Doug Powell.
(b) Instructions from Jim Bailey.
(c) Instructions for exiting the Grand Canyon safely.
(d) A daily bulletin from 1947 about a Colorado River expedition.

5. How did Fletcher know the Milottes?
(a) He met them while he lived in Kenya.
(b) He met them while he lived in Kenya.
(c) They helped him prepare for his trip across California.
(d) They were related to his wife.

6. What part of the Grand Canyon does Fletcher describe as "a large gap in time between two layers of rocks?"
(a) The Arizona Anomaly.
(b) The Great Unconformity.
(c) The Great Divide.
(d) The Angel Pass.

7. As Fletcher approached Phantom Ranch, what did he begin to notice?
(a) Signs of man.
(b) Many new species of cacti.
(c) His shoes had holes in them.
(d) There were many coyotes howling in the distance.

8. Where were William Wallace Bass's ashes scattered?
(a) Into the Colorado River.
(b) Into the air from the Rim.
(c) Along the trail to Bass Camp.
(d) A butte called Holy Grail Temple.

9. How did Fletcher get along with his friend during their time studying the Grand Canyon?
(a) They parted on very bad terms.
(b) They forgot about their research and spent all their time reminiscing.
(c) Fletcher had trouble because he was used to living in solitude.
(d) They got along very well and the visit made Fletcher long for civilization.

10. How did Fletcher feel about the meeting he attended in "Part 4, Epilogue"?
(a) He was hopeful.
(b) He was horrified.
(c) He was uplifted.
(d) He was excited.

11. How many years did William Wallace Bass live in the Canyon?
(a) 5 years.
(b) 10 years.
(c) 60 years.
(d) 40 years.

12. What was one activity Fletcher thought might have accounted for a feeling of disconnection during his stay at Phantom Ranch?
(a) Photography.
(b) Paying Bills.
(c) Laundry
(d) Writing.

13. What was the first intrusion from the outside world that Fletcher outlines in "Chapter 10, Exit?"
(a) Helicopter tracks.
(b) Music from a camper's transistor radio.
(c) A group of hikers.
(d) A baseball.

14. How did Fletcher feel about the Grand Canyon during his time at Phantom Ranch?
(a) He was angry at the Canyon for costing him his health.
(b) He sensed a barrier between himself and the Canyon even though he tried to enjoy the rocks and other things as he did during his journey.
(c) He was tired of the Canyon and was ready for the journey to end.
(d) He wanted to build a home in the Canyon.

15. What did Fletcher attend a few weeks after the end of his journey through the Grand Canyon?
(a) A conference on the Pacific Southwest Water Plan.
(b) A meeting for the Grand Canyon Tourist Committee.
(c) A meeting of environmental activists.
(d) A pow-wow with the Havasupai Indians.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Fletcher decide to spend the last two weeks of his journey?

2. According to Fletcher, what physical effects could the Pacific Southwest Water Plan have had on the Grand Canyon?

3. To what did Fletcher attribute the distance traveled from Bass Trail to Phantom Ranch?

4. What was on the sheets of paper Fletcher found in "Chapter 10, Exit?"

5. In "Chapter 9, Man," Fletcher planned to spend several days with a friend researching the Canyon. Who was this friend?

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