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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What did Rudi see on the cliff above?
(a) A mountain goat.
(b) An eagle.
(c) A chamois.
(d) A seagull.
2. What had changed about the night?
(a) It had gotten clearer.
(b) It had gotten warmer.
(c) It had gotten colder.
(d) The stars had come out.
3. Why wouldn't Franz continue to the top of the mountain, despite Winter insisting he do so?
(a) Winter insisted he stay.
(b) Rudi had gotten hurt climbing through the Needle.
(c) Rudi wasn't fit to travel.
(d) A guide of Kurtal does not leave his Herr on the mountain.
4. What warmed Rudi more than either tent or blanket?
(a) The fact that he had gotten lead.
(b) Rudi was actually on the mountain he'd dreamed of as a kid.
(c) The group trusted Rudi.
(d) His uncle's presence.
5. What dismayed Rudi?
(a) Time and space had lost meaning.
(b) He knew the others would be up and knew what he was doing.
(c) He thought Saxo had already reached the summit.
(d) He could only move at such a pace and not beyond it.
6. What made Rudi not want to go back to Kurtal?
(a) All of these.
(b) His uncles' anger and his mother's tears.
(c) The mocking laughter of Klaus Weisselhoft.
(d) The dirty dishes at the Beau Site Hotel.
7. How many times did Rudi turn and look back?
(a) He didn't look back.
(c) Three times.
8. Where did the guides think that Rudi was?
(a) Eaten by demons.
(b) In a crevasse.
(c) Up on the Citadel.
(d) Back in Kurtal.
9. Why didn't Rudi cry out?
(a) He knew his strongest effort on the surface would be little more than a whisper.
(b) He didn't think the other two people in his party would be alive to hear him.
(c) He worried that his voice could trigger a fresh avalanche.
(d) He felt that he would look wimpy to Saxo and Winter if he were to call out.
10. How did Rudi's mountaineer instinct come into play?
(a) He anchored himself and refused to let the avalanche take him.
(b) He put his arm over his face giving himself breathing room.
(c) He maintained his hold on the rope that was lashed to the other two climbers.
(d) He swam through the snow.
11. What must always come first in any situation?
(a) The injuries of a person in trouble.
(b) The responsibility of a porter to the guide.
(c) The help of another climber.
(d) The maintenance of group responsibility.
12. Where did Rudi realize he was?
(a) Too far away from the ground.
(b) On the Citadel's Fortress.
(c) Far away from home.
(d) In the same cave in which his father and Sir Stephenson had died.
13. What did Franz see that caused him to pause?
(a) Blood in the snow.
(b) Rudi's father's red sweater.
(c) Rudi's boots.
(d) Rudi's knapsack.
14. 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 human beings, not people from different towns or nations.
(c) As rivals, and compete for the prize that is the top of the mountain.
(d) As friends, and bury the hatchet of hatred between the two villages.
15. Where had Winter been hurt?
(a) His arm.
(b) His hand.
(c) His leg.
(d) His head.
Short Answer Questions
1. What made Franz angry?
2. How long would Rudi give himself to go up?
3. How many men were to remain behind?
4. Who was it that brought Rudi's belongings further?
5. What does Winter tell Rudi to do that scares him?
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