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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 was Chris carrying when he met Jim Gallien?
(a) A rifle.
(b) A battered canoe.
(c) A plastic bag of groceries.
(d) A small dog.
2. What do some people think about Chris McCandless?
(a) That he was a foolish boy who threw away his life.
(b) That he had the spirit of Daniel Boone.
(c) That he was murdered in Alaska.
(d) That he was accident prone.
3. What similarity is there between Jon's relationship with his father and Chris's relationship with Walt?
(a) Both fathers were weak willed and seldom gave their children advice.
(b) Secrets were revealed and both young men resented the hypocracy.
(c) Both fathers were old and out of touch.
(d) Both fathers turned out to be bigamists.
4. In Chris's relationships with people, what is the most striking contradiction?
(a) His love for his family but his inability to show it.
(b) His hurtfulness toward his family and his refusal to help anyone else.
(c) His coldness toward his parents and his warmth with people he met in his travels.
(d) His ambivalence to his family and his hatred of the people he met.
5. What shows Chris's attitude toward injustices that began when he was in college?
(a) He started a soup kitchen in Annandale.
(b) He took classes about world hunger, poverty, wealth distribution and racism.
(c) He began bringing homeless people to his dorm room.
(d) He refused a new car because there were so many people who did not have one.
Short Answer Questions
1. What did Krakauer include in the book besides events he uncovered from the life of Chris McCandless?
2. Near what famous landmark did Chris McCandless die?
3. What device does Krakauer use to open Chapter 1 and subsequent chapters?
4. During an interview with Krakauer, what does Westerberg say about Chris?
5. Why did the employees at McDonald's object to Chris?
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