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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How long did it take Rudi to reach the top of the bergschrund?
2. How did Rudi know which route to follow?
3. Why did Saxo think that Josef and Stephenson couldn't find the way up the eastern face?
4. Why does Saxo think that so many people have come to the hut?
5. Where had Winter been hurt?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why was Rudi so tired?
2. How would the group had been defeated if not for Rudi?
3. Before Franz hears from Winter in regards to Rudi's climbing ability, how does he feel?
4. What made Rudi's actions regarding Saxo's rescue all the more selfless?
5. What kinds of things had changed since Rudi had nodded off?
6. Why doesn't Saxo want to climb with Franz?
7. Why didn't Rudi turn around when he knew he had to go back or be caught in darkness?
8. How does Captain Winter shame the two guides into working together?
9. In what ways did Rudi's vanquishing of fear change his perspective?
10. Why was Frau Matt not upset with Paul Tauglich?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Speculate on the purpose of Klaus' role in the story. Explain the feelings associated with this character from the perspective of the reader. Does this character play a significant role in the development of the story? Why or why not? Try and consider the author's reasoning for the incorporation of such a character.
Essay Topic 2
Examine Winter's role in this story. What is his purpose? How does he hold the story together and why is he a necessary character? Why do you think the author chose to make Winter become ill during his climb up the Citadel? How do you think this affected this story, and how would it have been different if Winter would have maintained his health?
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast Saxo's behavior and maturity throughout the novel. What kind of character is Saxo, and what role does he play in the story? Speculate on his accident and the author's purpose for him getting in an accident.
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