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. Who drove Fletcher to the parking area at the edge of the Rim?

2. What is considered the top layer of the Grand Canyon?

3. What were some of the plans for his trip that Fletcher details in "Part 2, The Dream?"

4. With what event does "Chapter 5, Transition" begin?

5. What are layers 4 through 6 of the Grand Canyon called?

Short Essay Questions

1. At the beginning of "Chapter 5, Transition," Fletcher details how the airdrop has affected him. Describe this realization.

2. Describe one "compulsive walking" trip Fletcher mentions in a footnote of "Chapter 2, Dreams."

3. What are some ways Fletcher describes the Havasupai Indians in "Interlude?"

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

5. How does Fletcher say the new perspective and understanding he gained on his journey changed him in society?

6. Describe Fletcher's reaction upon reaching the Esplanade at the beginning of "Chapter 4, Challenge."

7. What does Fletcher say happened to him when he arrived at Phantom Ranch?

8. Several incidents surrounded the time Fletcher spent with David Powell in "Chapter 9, Man" Describe one of these incidents.

9. What realization did Fletcher come to and write about in his journal as he noticed all the signs of man beside Nankoweap Creek in "Chapter 10, Exit?"

10. How long did it take Fletcher to travel from Bass Camp to Phantom Ranch, and how was that time period broken up?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

Give five examples of imagery Fletcher uses in the book. Include details and reasons why imagery is such an important component of the book.

Essay Topic 3

In the Epilogue, Fletcher quotes Joseph Wood Krutch as saying, "When a man despoils a work of art we call him a vandal, when he despoils a work of nature we call him a developer." Discuss what this comment means and why it gives the reader insight into Fletcher's viewpoint on nature versus urban development.

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