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 wanted the challenge and were trying to save their jobs.
(b) They wanted to divert tourism away from the Grand Canyon to preserve it.
(c) They wanted to divert water from the Grand Canyon so it would stop changing and remain beautiful forever.
(d) They were concerned for wildlife that was dying because of a drought.

2. About what specific skill did Fletcher compliment William Wallace Bass?
(a) His construction ability.
(b) His prospecting skills.
(c) His congeniality.
(d) His ability to garden in the desert climate.

3. What effect did the intrusions have on Fletcher?
(a) They made him want to turn around and return to the interior of the Canyon.
(b) They made him miss his loved ones.
(c) He realized they had ruined his search for the gallery marked "Man."
(d) They made him angry at civilization.

4. While at Phantom Ranch, what did Fletcher miss and want back that earlier in his journey made him uncomfortable?
(a) Silence.
(b) Beef Jerky.
(c) His hiking boots.
(d) His heavy backpack.

5. In "Chapter 7, Rhythm," how does Fletcher describe the change in how he connected to the Canyon?
(a) It began as fragmented parts and sights and ended as a crystallized, cohesive experience.
(b) It began as a search for undiscovered wildlife and ended as a successful research trip.
(c) It began as a dream and ended as a tragedy.
(d) It began as an enjoyable adventure and ended in pain and discouragement.

6. At the beginning of "Chapter 10, Exit," what does Fletcher say caught up with him while he was washing in the Nankoweap Creek?
(a) A swarm of bees.
(b) A bear.
(c) The world.
(d) Arthritis.

7. How does Fletcher describe the last barrier he passed after leaving Phantom Ranch as he made his way toward his next air drop?
(a) A deep ravine that drops off into another canyon.
(b) A cliff with "snaggle-toothed projections" on its face.
(c) A rapid flowing portion of the river with sharp rocks and no bridge.
(d) An area with a high population of mountain lions.

8. Who were Al and Elma Milotte?
(a) A famous Hollywood couple.
(b) Jazz musicians.
(c) Famous explorers.
(d) A famous Walt Disney nature photography team.

9. To what did Fletcher attribute the distance traveled from Bass Trail to Phantom Ranch?
(a) A sturdy mule.
(b) A competent guide.
(c) Excellent maps.
(d) His physical ability.

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

11. What did Fletcher say would be different about how he will fit into society?
(a) He planned to camp outside the Canyon protesting tourists.
(b) He thought he would be a better citizen because of his new insights.
(c) He planned to live as a hermit.
(d) He was afraid he would not fit in well after spending so much time alone.

12. Whom does Fletcher quote at the end of "Part 4, Epilogue" as saying the Grand Canyon should be left alone?
(a) John Wayne.
(b) President Ronald Reagan.
(c) President Theodore Roosevelt.
(d) Roy Rogers.

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

14. On his journey from Bass Trail to Phantom Ranch, where did Fletcher spend a day doing reconnaissance?
(a) The Steel Bridge.
(b) The Supai Village.
(c) The Colorado River.
(d) The Inner Gorge.

15. What was one sad reflection Fletcher recorded in his notebook in "Chapter 10, Exit?"
(a) He said he would miss the beavers.
(b) He said he would probably never visit the Grand Canyon again.
(c) He said he dreaded sleeping in a house again.
(d) He said for a while other places would look dull.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Fletcher feel about the meeting he attended in "Part 4, Epiogue?"

2. How did Fletcher feel about leaving the Canyon in "Chapter 10 Exit?"

3. What did Fletcher attend a few weeks after the end of his journey through the Grand Canyon?

4. How long did Fletcher rest at Bass Trail?

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

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