Into the Wild Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 15, The Stikine Ice Cap.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What prevented Jan and Bob from going to Bullhead City to pick Chris up?
(a) Their mobile home broke down.
(b) Information that they were wanted by the police.
(c) A series of freak desert storms.
(d) He arrived at their door before they could leave.

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

3. What item of clothing did Chris seem to abhor?
(a) Neckties.
(b) Socks.
(c) Jeans.
(d) Uniforms.

4. Why was author Jon Krakauer interested in writing Chris's story?
(a) Krakauer recognized that Chris's story would be a sure-fire best seller and be made into a movie.
(b) Krakauer wanted to pass judgement on Chris in the hopes of preventing another young man from doing the same.
(c) Krakauer had nothing better to do at the time and thought he would enjoy visiting all the places Chris had gone.
(d) Krakauer identifies with McCandless's attraction to nature and to high-risk activities, and also understands the young man's troubled relationship with his father.

5. Who had left Chris a $40,000 inheritance for his school?
(a) His grandmother.
(b) A wealthy uncle.
(c) A former employer.
(d) A friend of the family.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who gave Krakauer dinner and a place to sleep in Petersberg?

2. How does Krakauer classify Chris as opposed to the way most people saw him?

3. Where did Chris McCandless come from?

4. Who does Krakauer mention who had done something similar to what Chris did and survived?

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

(see the answer key)

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