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

2. Why did Fletcher rule out following a route along the Colorado River?

3. What is the name of the government agency established to protect the rights of Native Americans?

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

5. Why did Fletcher decide to see the Grand Canyon the first time?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. How did Fletcher spend the year between his decision to travel through the Canyon and his actual start date?

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

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

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

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

7. What types of information did Fletcher receive from the National Park Visitor Center when he began to prepare for his trip?

8. 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?

9. Shortly after beginning his journey, Fletcher found himself standing still on a rock platform over Hualpai Canyon. What did he notice while standing there?

10. In "Chapter 10, Exit," what were three of the things, serious or not, Fletcher says he had gained from his journey?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Choose two encounters Fletcher has with the wildlife in the Canyon. Compare his observations and experiences.

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

In a footnote, Fletcher briefly describes his life as a compulsive walker and gives a few details about another long journey he took in the past. In your own words, describe the lifestyle of a compulsive walker and give reasons why this lifestyle helped Fletcher have a successful journey through the Grand Canyon.

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