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. Where did Fletcher's journey begin?

2. How did Fletcher say the big moment happened when he knew he would take the journey through the Grand Canyon?

3. What is the current age estimate of the fourth layer of the Grand Canyon?

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

5. How does Fletcher describe the state of the Grand Canyon at the time the book was written?

Short Essay Questions

1. Even though the view from the Rim of the Grand Canyon might have remained somewhat the same, what important aspect of Fletcher's journey does he say would surely have been destroyed by the projects proposed in the Epilogue, and what effect would that have had on the Canyon as a whole?

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

4. In "Chapter 5, Transition," why did Fletcher decide to proceed to Bass Camp along the terrace rather than forging a trail down Fossil Canyon to the Colorado River?

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

6. 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?

7. What does Fletcher say is the bottom line reason for the proposed projects in the Epilogue?

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

9. Describe the reasons behind Fletcher's decision to make his trip in mid-April.

10. At the end of the Epilogue are two updates. One is about information from "Part I, The Place." What is this update?

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

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

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.

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