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 adopt the name Alex Burres?
(a) He took it when people thought he was Jan's son.
(b) He became a surrogate for Jan Burres's estranged son.
(c) He realized he needed a second name.
(d) He liked the initials AB.

2. What daunting challenge did Krakauer set for himself as a young man?
(a) To ski down Mt. McKinley.
(b) To find out how much terror he can stand.
(c) To scale a mountain called the Devils Thumb alone.
(d) To prove that he is always right.

3. In October of 1990, National Park Ranger, what did Bud Walsh discover?
(a) A rifle that had been buried.
(b) Chris's old yellow Datsun that had been abandoned.
(c) Evidence of a camp in a restricted area.
(d) A backpack with $123 stuffed inside it.

4. What did Chris realize after he decided to abandon his once beloved Datsun?
(a) That he needed better hiking shoes since he was now walking.
(b) That he missed his family and wanted to go home.
(c) That he was free from material possessions that tie him down.
(d) That it would be impossible to continue without a car.

5. What type of people did Ruess like to spend time with?
(a) Vagabonds and drifters.
(b) Hikers and rafters.
(c) Photographers and painters.
(d) Native Americans and Russians.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Krakauer's obvious purpose of including the information in Chapter 9?

2. What group of Irish aesthetics does Krakauer include in Chapter 9?

3. Why did Christ steal a bicycle in Northern California?

4. Where did Chris's canoe trip eventually take him after going as far as he could down the Colorado River?

5. When Krakauer was at the mountain he came to climb, what enhanced his emotions?

(see the answer key)

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