Into the Wild Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 16, The Alaska Interior.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why is the Stampede Trail still in use?
(a) It runs along side of the Alaska Pipeline.
(b) People use it to hike to Mt. McKinley.
(c) In the early 1960s, the trail was upgraded by Yutan Construction to an actual roadway.
(d) Campers and hunters keep using it instead of making a new one.

2. What is Krakauer's message by using the details of the moose hunter's trip to the bus?
(a) He shows more about how beautiful the landscape is in that place.
(b) He shows that even seasoned hunters must contend with the harsh elements of the northwest.
(c) He breaks up the story to keep it interesting.
(d) It is how he explains the difficulty in getting to the place where Chris died.

3. What is the origin of the Stampede Trail?
(a) A trail originally laid out by Virgil Stampede in the 1800s.
(b) The trail that originally led to Pilgrim's mining claims along Stampede Creek.
(c) A trail left when Stampede Creek changed its course.
(d) An old trail made by stampeding cattle.

4. What comment does Krakauer make about Chris's fondness for Jack London?
(a) That London had never actually been in Alaska.
(b) That London lectured against doing exactly what Chris was doing.
(c) That Chris did not recognize London's lifestyle was different from the people he wrote about.
(d) That London's books had all been proven to be false.

5. In Chris's relationships with people, what is the most striking contradiction?
(a) His ambivalence to his family and his hatred of the people he met.
(b) His hurtfulness toward his family and his refusal to help anyone else.
(c) His love for his family but his inability to show it.
(d) His coldness toward his parents and his warmth with people he met in his travels.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who had left Chris a $40,000 inheritance for his school?

2. What story does Krakauer tell that resembles Chris's in many ways?

3. How did Chris introduce himself to Gallien?

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

5. Why does Krakauer relate his own experiences in Chapter 14?

(see the answer key)

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