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 trait did sports reveal in Chris?
(a) He did not take defeat well.
(b) He was not interested in competition.
(c) He was lazy about training.
(d) He wanted other people to win.

2. What shows Chris's attitude toward injustices that began when he was in college?
(a) He started a soup kitchen in Annandale.
(b) He refused a new car because there were so many people who did not have one.
(c) He took classes about world hunger, poverty, wealth distribution and racism.
(d) He began bringing homeless people to his dorm room.

3. Although Waterman became something of a local hero, what job did he have in Fairbanks?
(a) Musician.
(b) Dishwasher.
(c) Mechanic.
(d) Accountant.

4. When Franz offered to give Chris a ride to his campsite, what is it he didn't know?
(a) That he would have to walk to see Chris's campsite.
(b) If his truck would make the trip and back.
(c) Whether Chris was dangerous or not.
(d) About the Oh-My-God Hot Springs.

5. What important work does Walt McCandless do?
(a) Advanced radar technology.
(b) CIA undercover.
(c) Biochemist.
(d) Nuclear physicist.

Short Answer Questions

1. What similar classic books are favorites of Ruess and Chris?

2. In what way did Chris exhibit a double standard about money?

3. What was in the McCandless house that speaks to the feelings of Walt and Billie McCandless toward Chris?

4. What parallel does Krakauer draw between Chris and Carl McCunn?

5. When Chris corresponded with his sister, what did he confide to her?

(see the answer key)

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