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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 is the current age estimate of the sixth layer of the Grand Canyon?
(a) 800 million years.
(b) 20 thousand years.
(c) 475 million years.
(d) 500 thousand years.

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. With what event does "Chapter 5, Transition" begin?
(a) Fletcher falling into a ravine.
(b) Fletcher running out of water.
(c) Wolves attacking the camp.
(d) A Cessna flying away.

4. About how long did Fletcher stay at the Grand Canyon Village?
(a) 2 weeks.
(b) 1 month.
(c) 5 days.
(d) 1 year.

5. What did the Fletcher have to change in "Chapter 2, Reconnaissance?"
(a) His mindset from working every day to living more simply.
(b) His expectations for a walking partner.
(c) His eating habits to that of a vegetarian.
(d) His mode of transportation from hiking to riding a mule.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Fletcher's journey begin?

2. What is the area directly above the seventh layer of the Grand Canyon called?

3. What is the area directly underneath the seventh layer of the Grand Canyon?

4. What kind of condition was Fletcher in at the beginning of his trip?

5. What were two things Fletcher mentions could have made parts of his path impassable?

Short Essay Questions

1. What were some changes Fletcher noticed soon after he left the platform over Hualpai Canyon?

2. As Fletcher talked with Jim Bailey and a park naturalist in a cave at the beginning of "Chapter 6, Rock," he noticed something behind the words of Bailey and the other man. Describe what he noticed and what happened to it after they left.

3. What does Fletcher say is the bottom line reason for the proposed projects in the Epilogue?

4. At the very beginning of the Epilogue, what does Fletcher say might happen if man is not careful?

5. If performed as proposed, what were some of the possible effects of the proposed projects Fletcher warns the reader about in the Epilogue?

6. Where did Fletcher decide to spend the last two weeks of his trip. What did he call the place, and what did he plan to learn there?

7. What were some intrusions on the interior of the Grand Canyon that man would make to accomplish the projects Fletcher discusses in the Epilogue?

8. At the end of the Epilogue are two updates. One is about information from the original Epilogue. Summarize the information in this update.

9. What does Fletcher say was part of the problem with trying to convince engineers that the projects were a bad idea?

10. Describe one realization Fletcher reached while sitting under the juniper tree in "Chapter 2, Dreams."

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