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 spurred Krakauer on after his failed attempt to climb Devil's Thumb?
(a) The prospect of defeat.
(b) His mood after he naps.
(c) The fact that he has enough food to try again.
(d) A spider that keeps working after its web breaks.

2. What strange actions did Chris take right after graduating college?
(a) He gave his car to his sister and took a bicycle to New York where he went to work on a merchant ship.
(b) He shot his father and spent the next three years on the run from the police.
(c) He gave away his entire savings to charity, abandoned his possessions, and became a drifter and wilderness explorer.
(d) He began a backpack trip that he hoped would eventually take him around the world.

3. What response does Krakauer report that he got from his OUTSIDE Magazine article on Chris?
(a) Most people thought Krakauer had made up the story.
(b) Most people wanted to know more about Chris's family life.
(c) Most people applauded Chris's spirit.
(d) They were mostly critical of Chris's ignorance.

4. Where did Chris's canoe trip eventually take him after going as far as he could down the Colorado River?
(a) Some duck hunters agreed to drive him to the Gulf of California.
(b) He retraced his way back upstream.
(c) He headed South and ended up in Acapulco.
(d) He ended up staying with a Mexican family for six weeks.

5. In regards to family, how do Ruess and Chris compare?
(a) Ruess seemed to be on good relations with his family unlike Chris.
(b) Like Chris, Ruess felt his family supported his travels.
(c) Ruess and Chris both missed their families as they traveled.
(d) They both were alienated from their families.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Krakaeur meet Westerberg?

2. What happened to Billie in July of 1992?

3. What story does Krakauer tell that resembles Chris's in many ways?

4. During an interview with Krakauer, what does Westerberg say about Chris?

5. Where had Chris McCandless attended school and graduated with honors?

(see the answer key)

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