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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is located at the summit of Mt. Washington?
(a) A petting zoo
(b) A ranger station
(c) A cafeteria and gift shops
(d) An American flag

2. Where is Bryson's wife supposed to pick them up, now that the first stage of the hike is over?
(a) Cabin Creek
(b) Dalton
(c) Front Royal
(d) Mount Washington

3. What are the weather conditions when most people are victims to hypothermia?
(a) Blizzard conditions
(b) Temperate weather
(c) Freezing temperatures
(d) Rain and wind

4. Which beautiful Appalachian ranges are at the north and west of Pennsylvania?
(a) Overland Mountain, Pike's Peak, and Jefferson Range
(b) Crescent Peak, Clingman's Bluff, and Tuckerman's Ravine
(c) Nittany, Jacks, and Tussey
(d) Washington, Lafayette, and McKinley

5. What do Katz and Bryson decide to stop pretending?
(a) To be friends
(b) To be tough guys
(c) To be mountain men
(d) To be through hikers

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do Katz and Bryson agree to continue their hike in August?

2. Where does Katz join Bryson?

3. What is Bryson's goal before he meets up with Katz again?

4. What is Chicken John's claim to fame?

5. How many hotels were scattered in the White Mountains by the 1890's?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain why Mount Washington has such extreme weather conditions.

2. Describe Chicken John's claim to fame.

3. Summarize what Katz does to pass the time while Bryson is at Kmart.

4. How do Bryson and Katz adapt to hiking through Maine's wilderness?

5. What is the decision that Bryson and Katz make after Katz gets lost in the woods.

6. Summarize the weather conditions in which most people fall victim to hypothermia.

7. Describe the summit of Mount Washington in New Hampshire.

8. Explain why Katz starts drinking again.

9. Summarize Bryson's experience hiking in Pennsylvania.

10. Summarize why Bryson is so angry about Katz drinking again.

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