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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who was the first person to speak once the impact of what Rudi had said sunk in?
(c) Captain Winter.
2. What honor was bestowed upon Rudi?
(a) The privilege of discussing the route with them.
(b) He was allowed to decide the route.
(c) The lead position.
(d) He was allowed one full tent on his own.
3. Why did Saxo say he was climbing the Citadel?
(a) For Winter.
(b) For the glory of himself and Broli.
(c) For his wife.
(d) For all the climbers that had perished before him.
4. How was Rudi encouraged when he thought it was impossible to go any further?
(a) Saxo's mean words and the fact that he thought Kurtalers wouldn't climb.
(b) It had been clearly mapped out.
(c) It had been done before by his father.
(d) Winter's wise words, and his support of Rudi's climbing.
5. Why did Saxo think that Josef and Stephenson couldn't find the way up the eastern face?
(a) The weather might not have been as good.
(b) Stephenson was injured, and therefore they had to find a route to suit him.
(c) The Kurtal guide wasn't as skilled as a guide from Broli.
(d) They didn't look hard enough, or perhaps not have the skill.
6. Where did Rudi keep near when he had approached the area in which the avalanche had occurred the day before?
(a) The rock wall.
(b) The right hand side.
(c) The left hand side.
(d) The center or the slide area.
7. Why wouldn't Franz continue to the top of the mountain, despite Winter insisting he do so?
(a) Rudi had gotten hurt climbing through the Needle.
(b) A guide of Kurtal does not leave his Herr on the mountain.
(c) Winter insisted he stay.
(d) Rudi wasn't fit to travel.
8. What was the rumbling that Rudi heard?
(b) An avalanche to the side of him.
(c) A rockslide above him.
(d) A rockslide below him.
9. What had unnerved Rudi?
(a) The hight at which he stood.
(b) He saw his father's ghost.
(c) The stillness of the mountain and all that surrounded him.
(d) The fact that he was higher than anyone had been since his father had stood there.
10. What had disappeared with Rudi's fear?
(a) The terror.
(b) The need to run away.
(c) The specter.
(d) The feeling of being alone.
11. What dismayed Rudi?
(a) He could only move at such a pace and not beyond it.
(b) Time and space had lost meaning.
(c) He thought Saxo had already reached the summit.
(d) He knew the others would be up and knew what he was doing.
12. What had changed about the night?
(a) The stars had come out.
(b) It had gotten colder.
(c) It had gotten warmer.
(d) It had gotten clearer.
13. Why did Rudi believe that Winter would make it?
(a) He of them all deserved the most to make it.
(b) It had been Winter's dream to climb the Citadel before all of them.
(c) Winter had united two warring provincial towns.
(d) Winter was the epitome of a decent man.
14. How did Rudi's mountaineer instinct come into play?
(a) He swam through the snow.
(b) He anchored himself and refused to let the avalanche take him.
(c) He put his arm over his face giving himself breathing room.
(d) He maintained his hold on the rope that was lashed to the other two climbers.
15. When did Rudi finally allow himself to collapse?
(a) When he had summoned Franz and Winter.
(b) When he had gotten Saxo to the Fortress.
(c) When he had gotten Saxo to the tents.
(d) When he had gotten Saxo to the bottom of the mountain.
Short Answer Questions
1. What had changed in Winter's appearance?
2. What did Rudi compare Saxo to in his injury?
3. What made Rudi not want to go back to Kurtal?
4. Why didn't Rudi yodel when he had gotten to where he stood?
5. Why hadn't Rudi turned around when he knew he needed to?
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