Into the Wild Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 14, The Stikine Ice Cap.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why did Chris write in his journal that hiking around Lake Meade was a mistake?
(a) He had not been in a town where he could buy new boots.
(b) The heat was so intense that he became delirious.
(c) It was much larger than he anticipated.
(d) There were no people anywhere around the lake.

2. Why did Christ steal a bicycle in Northern California?
(a) The man he worked for refused to pay him.
(b) He intended to return and pay for it.
(c) He was delirious at the time and did not know what he was doing.
(d) He had always wanted a bike like that.

3. What is Krakauer's obvious purpose of including the information in Chapter 9?
(a) Krakauer gradually and artfully transforms the reader's view of Chris from mentally ill isolationist to knowledgeable spiritual seeker.
(b) Krakauer skillfully shows that there has never been someone like Chris McCandless.
(c) Krakauer gives examples to leave the reader confused about Chris.
(d) Krakauer points out that there have historically been examples of sick isolationists.

4. What group of Irish aesthetics does Krakauer include in Chapter 9?
(a) The papar.
(b) St Patrick monks.
(c) The Celtic travelers.
(d) The highlanders.

5. Where did Chris's canoe trip eventually take him after going as far as he could down the Colorado River?
(a) He retraced his way back upstream.
(b) He headed South and ended up in Acapulco.
(c) He ended up staying with a Mexican family for six weeks.
(d) Some duck hunters agreed to drive him to the Gulf of California.

Short Answer Questions

1. What alias did Ruess carve on the walls of the canyon?

2. What similar classic books are favorites of Ruess and Chris?

3. What is Davis Gulch?

4. In October of 1990, National Park Ranger, what did Bud Walsh discover?

5. What does Ruess's biographer, Ken Sleight, believe happened to Ruess?

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