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. At what point did Chris stop writing in his journal?
(a) When it accidentally fell into his campfire one night.
(b) When he decided that no one would ever read it.
(c) When his camera was ruined and he buried it outside of Vegas.
(d) When it had no more blank pages.

2. What did Chris realize after he decided to abandon his once beloved Datsun?
(a) That he was free from material possessions that tie him down.
(b) That he missed his family and wanted to go home.
(c) That he needed better hiking shoes since he was now walking.
(d) That it would be impossible to continue without a car.

3. Where did Jim Gallien first encounter Chris?
(a) In the library at Fairbanks, Alaska.
(b) In a cheap cafe on the outskirts of Fairbanks.
(c) Hitchhiking about four miles outside of Fairbanks, Alaska.
(d) In a hardware store in Fairbanks, Alaska.

4. Why does Krakauer include a narrative about moose hunters driving off-road trucks to get to the site Chris eventually found?
(a) To put a note of optimism into the story which sustains the suspense.
(b) To show the difficulties even well-equipped people have in this wilderness.
(c) To explain the existence of the bus where Chris stayed.
(d) To provide a bit of humor against the tension of the story.

5. When did Jon Krakauer interview Walt McCandless?
(a) Seven weeks after Chris's body was recovered.
(b) Never. He would not speak with Krakauer.
(c) A year after Chris died.
(d) On what would have been Chris's birthday.

Short Answer Questions

1. What complication did Chris face while living in The Slabs?

2. What problem did Killian have in contacting the authorities?

3. What prevented Jan and Bob from going to Bullhead City to pick Chris up?

4. Where did Alex stay outside of Salton City?

5. What was Chris carrying when he met Jim Gallien?

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