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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) "Where did we come from?" and "What are we doing here?""
(c) "How long can a man go without human contact?" and "What current wild animals can be domesticated?"
(d) "How do the Havasupai live?" and "What is the history of the mule?"

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

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

4. What does Fletcher say he realized he might be doing when he hiked through the Grand Canyon?
(a) He would be fulfilling a dream from his early childhood.
(b) He would be making his last hiking trip.
(c) He would be following in the footsteps of hundreds of great hikers.
(d) He would come as close to traveling back through time as possible.

5. What material comprises the sixth layer of the Grand Canyon?
(a) Silt.
(b) Quartz.
(c) Bright Angel Shale.
(d) Sandstone.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Fletcher's idea was first fully formed, what doubts bugged him?

2. Who does Fletcher credit with making the first trip through the Grand Canyon?

3. How many layers are included in the Rim?

4. Where did Fletcher go to ask questions about the area in which he would be traveling?

5. What type of graphic is found at the beginning of "Part 3, The Journey?"

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain what Fletcher states as the explanation for the formation of the Grand Canyon.

2. What were the first three signs of man that Fletcher noticed after washing in Nankoweap Creek near the end of his journey in "Chapter 10, Exit?"

3. Shortly after beginning his journey, Fletcher found himself standing still on a rock platform over Hualpai Canyon. What did he notice while standing there?

4. What did William Wallace Bass establish in the Grand Canyon, and how did it come about?

5. Describe one aspect of the Havasupai Indians' current life that troubled or saddened Fletcher?

6. Who drove Fletcher to the starting point of his trip into the Canyon? Where was he from and how did he interact with and help Fletcher at the beginning of his journey?

7. Whom did Fletcher plan to meet in "the museum" in "Chapter 9, Man," and what connection did this person have to the history of the Canyon?

8. Describe the meeting between Fletcher and Jim Bailey (the pilot who air-dropped Fletcher's supplies) at the end of "Chapter 5, Transition." Include why Fletcher doubted he would see Bailey at this point in his trip and how he described Bailey when he first saw him.

9. What was one part of his surroundings that Fletcher describes as he is in the cave and how does he describe it?

10. What were some of the "signs of man" Fletcher noticed as he approaches Phantom Ranch?

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