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

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) It is how he explains the difficulty in getting to the place where Chris died.
(c) He breaks up the story to keep it interesting.
(d) He shows that even seasoned hunters must contend with the harsh elements of the northwest.

3. What is the tone of Krakauer's book?
(a) Angry.
(b) Compassionate.
(c) Defiant.
(d) Fearful.

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

5. What did Chris do after Westerberg was jailed?
(a) He kept himself hidden because the police might have been looking for him.
(b) He hitchhiked to Needles, California, then walked through the desert to Topock, Arizona.
(c) He headed north to Alaska.
(d) He stayed with Westerberg's family until he got out.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happened when the moose hunters got to the bus where they plan to camp out?

2. What did Westerberg give Chris?

3. Why did Christ steal a bicycle in Northern California?

4. Near what famous landmark did Chris McCandless die?

5. What Tolstoy book was found inside the bus?

(see the answer key)

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