Into the Wild Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 6, Anza-Borrego.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What is the origin of the Stampede Trail?
(a) The trail that originally led to Pilgrim's mining claims along Stampede Creek.
(b) An old trail made by stampeding cattle.
(c) A trail left when Stampede Creek changed its course.
(d) A trail originally laid out by Virgil Stampede in the 1800s.

4. What did Chris make at Franz's house?
(a) A pair of moccasins.
(b) A wallet to give to Franz.
(c) A new leather backpack.
(d) A leather belt that depicted all his travels to date.

5. Who did Chris meet on a trip into Salton City to get some supplies?
(a) Westerberg, who is looking for work.
(b) A drifter he knew at The Slab.
(c) A waitress at the small cafe.
(d) Ron Franz, an 80-year-old man.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What Tolstoy book was found inside the bus?

3. What is the tone of Krakauer's book?

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

5. What did Butch Killian want to do when he arrived on the bus scene where Chris had died?

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