Into the Wild Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 13, Virginia Beach.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What gift did Walt give Billie after the birth of Chris?
(a) The Gianni guitar that was left in the yellow Datson.
(b) A leather bound copy of Leaves of Grass.
(c) A 3-carat diamond ring.
(d) A vacation in Paris.

3. How does Chapter 1 begin?
(a) With a conversation Chris has with an Inuit.
(b) With a postcard written by McCandless, addressed to Wayne Westerberg in Carthage, South Dakota.
(c) With a description of the Alaskan wildeerness.
(d) With a letter Chris writes to his sister.

4. Why does Krakauer devote Chapter 9 to the story of Everett Ruess?
(a) Krakauer wants to show how different Ruess is from Chris.
(b) Karkauer wants to expand the scope of his thesis.
(c) Krakauer sees great similarities between Ruess and Chris.
(d) Krakauer wants to demonstrate mental illness in Ruess.

5. What connection did Jim Gallien make when he read the article about Chris's death?
(a) The rubber boots the news article mentioned were the ones he'd given Chris.
(b) The .22-caliber rifle they found in the bus was the same as the hitchhiker's he'd given a ride to.
(c) The empty bag of rice the article said the police found in the bus reminded him of the hitchhiker he'd picked up.
(d) Chris was the young hitchhiker he had given a ride to the Stampede Trail.

Short Answer Questions

1. What steps did Walt and Billie take to find Chris?

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

3. What was the official verdict on the cause of death?

4. How was Westerberg able to help the police?

5. What did Chris tell Gallien his plans were?

(see the answer key)

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