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 is the "The Man" in The Man Who Walked Through Time?

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

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

4. In "Chapter 2, Reconnaissance," what does Fletcher say he realized during his trip?

5. What was the approximate depth of the Grand Canyon at the time the book was written?

Short Essay Questions

1. What doubts, if any, did Fletcher have about the trek through the Canyon after he decided he wanted to do it?

2. 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?

3. 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?

4. Briefly describe the event that sparked Fletcher's desire to travel through the Grand Canyon alone.

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

6. 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?"

7. Describe the lifestyle of a compulsive walker as explained by Fletcher.

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

How does the author develop the concept of becoming one with nature or connecting to nature? Give some examples of how his connection with the Canyon changes throughout the book.

Essay Topic 3

Silence is a theme revisited repeatedly in The Man Who Walked Through Time. How does the author first introduce us to the idea of silence? How does he develop the theme? How does his perception of silence and his attitude toward it change throughout the book?

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