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. Whom does Fletcher credit with giving him the most knowledge of the Grand Canyon?

2. Part 1 is called "The Place." What is the place?

3. What material makes up the first and youngest layer of the Grand Canyon?

4. About how long did Fletcher stay at the Grand Canyon Village?

5. How does Fletcher describe the Grand Canyon?

Short Essay Questions

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

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. What were some ways Fletcher planned to deal with the barriers and challenges he expected to face on his journey?

4. What were some adjustments Fletcher realized he must make during the beginning of his journey?

5. What types of information can be obtained from the graph on the first page of "Part 3, The Journey?"

6. What decision did Fletcher make in regard to obtaining information about the Canyon before his trip and why did he make this decision?

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

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

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

10. In "Chapter 2, The Dream," where did Fletcher decide to plant two caches of food supplies and why?

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

In Chapter 4, Fletcher details many mishaps, which he calls "stupidities." Discuss three of these giving details about the events, how Fletcher dealt with them, and the outcomes. Describe what Fletcher's reaction to these events says about his character.

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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