Into the Wild Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 4, Detrital Wash.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Westerberg give Chris?
(a) A job on his combine crew.
(b) A ride to Alaska.
(c) A pair of rubber boots.
(d) A meal and a room for the night.

2. Why did Chris write in his journal that hiking around Lake Meade was a mistake?
(a) There were no people anywhere around the lake.
(b) It was much larger than he anticipated.
(c) He had not been in a town where he could buy new boots.
(d) The heat was so intense that he became delirious.

3. Why did Christ steal a bicycle in Northern California?
(a) He had always wanted a bike like that.
(b) He intended to return and pay for it.
(c) He was delirious at the time and did not know what he was doing.
(d) The man he worked for refused to pay him.

4. Why was author Jon Krakauer interested in writing Chris's story?
(a) Krakauer recognized that Chris's story would be a sure-fire best seller and be made into a movie.
(b) Krakauer identifies with McCandless's attraction to nature and to high-risk activities, and also understands the young man's troubled relationship with his father.
(c) Krakauer had nothing better to do at the time and thought he would enjoy visiting all the places Chris had gone.
(d) Krakauer wanted to pass judgement on Chris in the hopes of preventing another young man from doing the same.

5. How long did Chris survive in that hostile environment?
(a) Two weeks.
(b) Sixteen weeks.
(c) Six months.
(d) Almost a year.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Jim Gallien first encounter Chris?

2. What is Krakauer's thesis about Chris?

3. What did Gallien know about city people who came to do what Chris had in mind?

4. What event happened in April 1992 that prompted the writing of Into The Wild?

5. Where did Krakaeur meet Westerberg?

(see the answer key)

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