The Man Who Walked Through Time Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Colin Fletcher
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Chapter 4, Challenge," Fletcher describes the Esplanade as a maze. What constant choice does he say a traveler had to make all along the Esplanade?

2. What did Fletcher say he saw even before he came close to the Grand Canyon?

3. What did "Part II, The Dream" describe?

4. Why was the place where Fletcher arrived in "Chapter 4, Challenge" such a relief to his spirit?

5. The Grand Canyon is found in the northern part of what state?

Short Essay Questions

1. Name and describe another aspect of the Canyon other than its appearance that struck Fletcher.

2. 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?

3. Near the end of "Chapter 9, Man," what physical challenge did Fletcher have to conquer to reach his last air-drop and his route out of the Canyon?

4. Tell about one thing Fletcher says in "Chapter 10, Exit," that did not turn out as he thought it would.

5. 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?

6. Fletcher decided to spend a week in an area just outside the Supai village. Describe what he did during that week.

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

8. During his week at Phantom Ranch, Fletcher experienced a change. What was this change, and what was one thing that contributed to it?

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe in detail the transformation of how Fletcher perceives the Havasupai Indians from the time he first encounters them in their village to when he leaves. Include details about his theories on how the influence of civilized man changed them.

Essay Topic 2

Although Fletcher is in great physical shape and has lived a solitary simple lifestyle before, he has an adjustment period upon entering the Canyon. Describe the process Fletcher goes through to change himself physically and mentally to adapt to the journey during the first week.

Essay Topic 3

Choose two people who influenced Fletcher either before, during, or after his journey. Give detailed descriptions of who they were and how they became part of Fletcher's experience. Compare their lives and the ways they influenced Fletcher.

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