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 does Krakauer include a narrative about moose hunters driving off-road trucks to get to the site Chris eventually found?
(a) To show the difficulties even well-equipped people have in this wilderness.
(b) To explain the existence of the bus where Chris stayed.
(c) To provide a bit of humor against the tension of the story.
(d) To put a note of optimism into the story which sustains the suspense.

2. After dropping Chris off, why did Gallien decide not to notify the authorities?
(a) He planned to return to check up on Chris.
(b) He decided Chris would give up on his foolish plan soon enough.
(c) It slipped his mind after he got back to town.
(d) He promised he would not do that.

3. Why did Chris write in his journal that he had found the Magic Bus?
(a) Because it popped up out of nowhere.
(b) Because it saved him from having to pitch his tent.
(c) Because it was stocked with wilderness essentials by the hunters who use it during moose season.
(d) Because it reminded him of a magic flying machine.

4. What did Krakauer do similar to what Chris did when he needed to go to the village of Petersberg?
(a) He abandoned his car.
(b) He bought a big bag of rice.
(c) He sent postcards to friends.
(d) He burned his money.

5. What news seriously alarmed Jan Burres?
(a) That Alex was wanted by the Nevada police.
(b) That Alex had burned the last of his money when he abandoned his car.
(c) That Alex never intended to see any of his family again.
(d) That Alex might be a serial killer.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is prominently displayed in Carine McCandless's home?

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

3. What did Chris do after Westerberg was jailed?

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

5. Where did Chris intend to hike?

(see the answer key)

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