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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What made Rudi happy?
(a) All of these.
(b) He had proved his father was right.
(c) There was a straight forward route past the Fortress and beyond.
(d) He was higher than any person had ever been before on the Citadel.
2. What motivated Rudi to go on?
(a) He was his fathers' son.
(b) Franz was on his way to the top.
(c) The fact that he had to.
(d) He knew that he must help Saxo.
3. Why did Saxo become sullen?
(a) Winter used Rudi's route instead of his.
(b) Rudi was leading instead of him.
(c) Winter trusted Franz over Saxo.
(d) Winter trusted Rudi over Saxo.
4. Why was Rudi frustrated and shamed when he came to the crack?
(a) He had slipped and fallen.
(b) He was hauled up like a bundle of firewood.
(c) It was the first time in which he had needed assistance from the others.
(d) He had dangled.
5. Why didn't Rudi yodel when he had gotten to where he stood?
(a) He didn't want Franz to hear him.
(b) It wouldn't have satisfied him.
(c) It would have been blasphemy.
(d) He wouldn't have honored his fathers memory,
6. How did Rudi's uncle respond to him threading the needle?
(a) He was aloof.
(b) He told him he would never again use another porter.
(c) He held him tight.
(d) He was full of praise for him.
7. Why was Rudi's heart pounding?
(a) He had been exerting himself heavily.
(b) He had reached the Fortress.
(c) He had seen the cave in which his father had died.
(d) He had confronted the demons that were on the mountain.
8. How was Rudi encouraged when he thought it was impossible to go any further?
(a) It had been clearly mapped out.
(b) Winter's wise words, and his support of Rudi's climbing.
(c) It had been done before by his father.
(d) Saxo's mean words and the fact that he thought Kurtalers wouldn't climb.
9. Why did Saxo think that Josef and Stephenson couldn't find the way up the eastern face?
(a) Stephenson was injured, and therefore they had to find a route to suit him.
(b) They didn't look hard enough, or perhaps not have the skill.
(c) The Kurtal guide wasn't as skilled as a guide from Broli.
(d) The weather might not have been as good.
10. What was the first "key" to the mountain?
(a) The shoulder.
(b) The crossing of the snow bridge.
(c) The peak.
(d) The Fortress.
11. What did Rudi still have in his hands?
(a) Balls of snow.
(b) The rope.
(c) His crampons.
(d) The ax.
12. Where did Rudi keep near when he had approached the area in which the avalanche had occurred the day before?
(a) The right hand side.
(b) The rock wall.
(c) The left hand side.
(d) The center or the slide area.
13. What had disappeared with Rudi's fear?
(a) The need to run away.
(b) The feeling of being alone.
(c) The specter.
(d) The terror.
14. What does Winter tell Rudi to do that scares him?
(a) That Winter might not go on the hike at all due to his condition.
(b) That they have twenty-four hours to get up and down the mountain.
(c) That they are climbing the Citadel today.
(d) Go down to Kurtal and convince his uncle to come up.
15. How does Winter explain that they should approach the mountain as a group?
(a) As equals, people that want to climb the Citadel together.
(b) As friends, and bury the hatchet of hatred between the two villages.
(c) As rivals, and compete for the prize that is the top of the mountain.
(d) As human beings, not people from different towns or nations.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where did Rudi realize he was?
2. What resolve deepened in Rudi?
3. What was the rumbling that Rudi heard?
4. For what was Frau Matt's prayer of thankfulness?
5. Why does Saxo think that so many people have come to the hut?
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