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. What did Butch Killian want to do when he arrived on the bus scene where Chris had died?
(a) He wanted to contact the media because it was a great story.
(b) He wanted to burn the bus to rid it of the smell.
(c) He wanted to contact the state police to come and remove the body.
(d) He wanted to form a search party to see if there was anyone else with the dead boy.

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

3. What did Chris do the summer after his sophomore year in college?
(a) He worked in a garage to make money to buy his Datsun.
(b) He took a cross country hike.
(c) He spent the entire summer with his sister, Carine.
(d) He returned to Annandale and wrote a flawless software program.

4. What did Westerberg give Chris?
(a) A job on his combine crew.
(b) A pair of rubber boots.
(c) A ride to Alaska.
(d) A meal and a room for the night.

5. What was located at Oh-My-God Hot Springs?
(a) A hippie commune of sorts, which had sprung up around some natural hot springs.
(b) A pool with a waterfall.
(c) A ranger station.
(d) A tourist inn and spa.

Short Answer Questions

1. What appears to be Krakauer's main motive in writing Into The Wild?

2. When Franz offered to give Chris a ride to his campsite, what is it he didn't know?

3. What is Davis Gulch?

4. Why did Chris adopt the name Alex Burres?

5. What comment does Krakauer make about Chris's fondness for Jack London?

(see the answer key)

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