Into the Wild Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2, The Stampede Trail.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Gallien know about city people who came to do what Chris had in mind?
(a) Such greenhorns usually underestimated the wilderness to their own peril.
(b) They never got around to writing about their adventure.
(c) They quickly walked back to Fairbanks.
(d) They usually gave up after three days.

2. Where did Chris McCandless come from?
(a) Houston, Texas.
(b) Washington, D.C.
(c) New York City.
(d) Berkley, California.

3. Where had Chris McCandless attended school and graduated with honors?
(a) Harvard University.
(b) The University of Virginia.
(c) Yale University.
(d) Emory University.

4. What problem did the authorities have after removing Chris's body?
(a) Identifying him.
(b) Keeping the body frozen.
(c) Getting the body to Fairbanks.
(d) Finding enough tissue to autopsy.

5. What strange actions did Chris take right after graduating college?
(a) He gave away his entire savings to charity, abandoned his possessions, and became a drifter and wilderness explorer.
(b) He began a backpack trip that he hoped would eventually take him around the world.
(c) He shot his father and spent the next three years on the run from the police.
(d) He gave his car to his sister and took a bicycle to New York where he went to work on a merchant ship.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Chris carrying when he met Jim Gallien?

2. After dropping Chris off, why did Gallien decide not to notify the authorities?

3. What do some people think about Chris McCandless?

4. How does Krakauer classify Chris as opposed to the way most people saw him?

5. Why is the Stampede Trail still in use?

(see the answer key)

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