Into the Wild Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 8, Alaska.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What Tolstoy book was found inside the bus?
(a) The Gulag Archipeliago.
(b) The Cherry Orchard.
(c) Family Happiness.
(d) War and Peace.

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

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

4. What did Chris tell Gallien his plans were?
(a) To hike as far north as he could go.
(b) To hike from Mt. McKinley to the Gulf of Mexico.
(c) To walk into the wilderness near Denali National Park to live off the land for several months.
(d) To write a book like Thoreau.

5. Who does Krakauer mention who had done something similar to what Chris did and survived?
(a) Gene Rosellini, the Mayor of Hippie Cove.
(b) Thor Heidahl who sailed the Pacific in a canoe.
(c) Albert Swartz, a modern day Thoreau.
(d) The first man to climb Mt. McKinley.

Short Answer Questions

1. Although Waterman became something of a local hero, what job did he have in Fairbanks?

2. What device does Krakauer use to open Chapter 1 and subsequent chapters?

3. What news seriously alarmed Jan Burres?

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

5. Impressed with Chris's intelligence, what did Franz try to get him to do?

(see the answer key)

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