Into the Wild Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 5, Bullhead City.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where did Jim Gallien first encounter Chris?
(a) In the library at Fairbanks, Alaska.
(b) In a cheap cafe on the outskirts of Fairbanks.
(c) In a hardware store in Fairbanks, Alaska.
(d) Hitchhiking about four miles outside of Fairbanks, Alaska.

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

3. What problem did Killian have in contacting the authorities?
(a) The ice broke on the river and left it more than a hundred yards wide.
(b) His vehicle broke down and it took hours to fix.
(c) It was difficult to find a place where radio signals could get through.
(d) The other people did not want him to contact the troopers because they did not want to get involved.

4. Where did Chris live while he was in Carthage?
(a) At the YMCA.
(b) In a tack room.
(c) In the Westerberg home.
(d) In a cheap boarding house.

5. What complication did Chris face while living in The Slabs?
(a) Tracy, a 17-year-old girl developed a huge crush on him.
(b) The other drifters believed he was an undercover cop.
(c) He could produce no identification when the border patrol came to the camp.
(d) He got into an argument with Jan Burres.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Walt and Billie McCandless discover when they drive to Chris's apartment in Atlanta?

2. How had Chris already been separating himself from his family?

3. What work did Chris (Alex) do while he stayed with Jan and Bob at The Slabs?

4. How did Walt and Billie McCandless learn in Chapter 4 where their son might be?

5. To whom did Chris send a postcard from Bullhead City?

(see the answer key)

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