Given below are eight items. Each item describes a situation and is followed by four possible responses. Indicate the response you find most appropriate. Choose only one response for each item. The responses will be evaluated based on the level of appropriateness for the given situation.
A man on a very urgent mission during battle finds he must cross a stream about 40 ft wide. A blizzard has been blowing and the stream has frozen over. However, because of the snow, he does not know how thick the ice is. He sees two planks about 10 ft long near the point where he wishes to cross. He also knows where there is a bridge about 2 miles downstream. Under the circumstances, he should: