Into the Wild Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 11, Chesapeake Beach.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What effect had Chris had on Ronald Franz?
(a) He became an alcoholic.
(b) He started going back to church.
(c) He sold his possessions and lived in a mobile camper.
(d) He started taking in every drifter he saw.

2. What parallel does Krakauer draw between Chris and Carl McCunn?
(a) Both of them were serious dropouts from society.
(b) Both Chris and McCunn were gainfully employed when they went on their fatal trips.
(c) McCunn died in the Alaskan wilderness because of an oversight just as Chris did.
(d) Like Chris, McCunn ruined his camera in the Alaskan wilderness.

3. What did Chris make at Franz's house?
(a) A leather belt that depicted all his travels to date.
(b) A wallet to give to Franz.
(c) A new leather backpack.
(d) A pair of moccasins.

4. What did Chris do on frequent visits to Franz's apartment in Salton City?
(a) Work out in Franz's garage.
(b) His laundry and learn leathercraft.
(c) Clean house for Franz.
(d) Read Franz's books.

5. Why did Chris decide to go to San Diego?
(a) To get a suntan at the beach before heading North.
(b) To find work for money for his Alaskan trip.
(c) To catch a train to Alaska.
(d) To catch a steamer going up the coast to Alaska.

Short Answer Questions

1. What family outings did the McCandless family mention to Krakauer?

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

3. After a series of misadventures on his way to San Diego, why did Chris call Franz?

4. Why did Chris write in his journal that hiking around Lake Meade was a mistake?

5. Who did Chris meet on a trip into Salton City to get some supplies?

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