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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. How far had Bryson and Katz hiked when they parted ways?
(a) 65 miles
(b) 250 miles
(c) 500 miles
(d) 175 miles

2. What does Katz do because of loneliness and despair?
(a) He sits on the trail and refuses to move.
(b) He starts drinking again.
(c) He goes home.
(d) He jumps into the river.

3. What does Bryson discover when it starts raining in the mountains of New England?
(a) He forgot his waterproof backpack.
(b) He forgot his rain jacket.
(c) He forgot his boots.
(d) He forgot his rain hat.

4. What is the percentage of through hikers who make it to the Hundred Mile Wilderness?
(a) 10
(b) 75
(c) 2
(d) 35

5. Why does Katz leave the trail and go into the woods?
(a) He wants to be alone.
(b) He hears a bear.
(c) He hears someone calling for help.
(d) To wants to get water.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which mountains are older than the oceans and continents?

3. What is the last long stretch of hiking for Katz and Bryson before ending the first part of their trek?

4. What prevents Bryson from continuing his hike in Pennsylvania when he is just hitting his stride?

5. What dangers do hikers have to watch for in Pennsylvania?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe what Bryson finds strange about the town of Centralia.

3. Summarize the behavior of the hikers that Bryson and Katz meet in Gravel Springs Hut.

4. Describe Chicken John's claim to fame.

5. Describe the circumstances when Bryson comes close to becoming a hypothermia victim.

6. Summarize the plans Bryson and Katz make now that they have completed the first stage of their hiking journey.

7. Describe how Bryson returns to the hotel room in Waynesboro after he walks to Kmart.

8. What has Mount Greylock, the highest peak in Massachusetts, inspired?

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

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

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