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. Why does Fletcher say William Wallace Bass opened a tourists' ranch?
(a) He wanted to run the other ranch out of business.
(b) He had always wanted to own a tourist attraction.
(c) He won the property in a poker game and decided to turn it into a business.
(d) He failed to make enough money as a prospector and needed an income.

2. At the beginning of "Chapter 8, Life" what did Fletcher say he should have known "would drag me back into the present?"
(a) Seeing a little boy playing in the dirt.
(b) The Great Unconformity.
(c) Becoming ill.
(d) Phantom Ranch.

3. Why does Fletcher say William Wallace Bass moved to the Grand Canyon area?
(a) To escape the law.
(b) To find a better climate to cure or relieve his illness.
(c) To become one with nature.
(d) To learn how to live like an Indian.

4. What types of activities did Fletcher describe in "Chapter 7, Rhythm?"
(a) Daily activities such as chores, fishing, and days of rest.
(b) Research activities such as charting, sampling and tagging.
(c) Indian activities such as carving arrowheads, making pottery, and sewing moccasins.
(d) Survival techniques such as bear hunting, teepee building, and first aid.

5. How did Fletcher say the US Bureau of Reclamation was handling the tunnel plan?
(a) They were soft-peddling it.
(b) They were completely ignoring it.
(c) They were rejecting it publicly.
(d) They were making a big deal of it.

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

7. 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) Arthritis.
(c) A bear.
(d) The world.

8. Why did Fletcher sound strange when he spoke to Jim Bailey in "Chapter 6, Rock?"
(a) Fletcher had develped a cold.
(b) Fletcher's mouth was terribly dry because was out of water.
(c) Fletcher had not spoken to anyone in two weeks.
(d) Fletcher was excited, so his words come out in a squeak.

9. How did Fletcher get along with his friend during their time studying the Grand Canyon?
(a) They forgot about their research and spent all their time reminiscing.
(b) They parted on very bad terms.
(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. 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 meeting of environmental activists.
(c) A pow-wow with the Havasupai Indians.
(d) A conference on the Pacific Southwest Water Plan.

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

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

13. In "Part 4, Epilogue" what does Fletcher say no man has a right to do?
(a) Build cities.
(b) Build dams.
(c) Vandalize a natural museum.
(d) Stop the progress of other men.

14. According to Fletcher's observations, how did people fresh from the city view the area near Phantom Ranch?
(a) As a luxury vacation spot.
(b) As a tourist trap.
(c) As a sanctuary and the end of civilization.
(d) As paradise.

15. What was the 3rd intrusion from the outside world that Fletcher describes in "Chapter 10, Exit?"
(a) A family putting in a boat at the shore of the Colorado River.
(b) Jim Bailey landing a plane on an airstrip.
(c) A skywriter writing a marriage proposal in the sky.
(d) A stone cairn containing a rusty can.

Short Answer Questions

1. What effect did the intrusions have on Fletcher?

2. What was one sad reflection Fletcher recorded in his notebook in "Chapter 10, Exit?"

3. According to Fletcher, what was the motivation behind the Pacific Southwest Water Plan engineers?

4. At the beginning of "Chapter 10, Exit," what does Fletcher say caught up with him while he was washing in the Nankoweap Creek?

5. What was the first intrusion from the outside world that Fletcher outlines in "Chapter 10, Exit?"

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