Into the Wild Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 18, The Stampede Trail.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What group of Irish aesthetics does Krakauer include in Chapter 9?
(a) The Celtic travelers.
(b) The papar.
(c) The highlanders.
(d) St Patrick monks.

2. In Chris's relationships with people, what is the most striking contradiction?
(a) His ambivalence to his family and his hatred of the people he met.
(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 love for his family but his inability to show it.

3. Why did Christ steal a bicycle in Northern California?
(a) The man he worked for refused to pay him.
(b) He was delirious at the time and did not know what he was doing.
(c) He had always wanted a bike like that.
(d) He intended to return and pay for it.

4. What did Krakauer include in the book besides events he uncovered from the life of Chris McCandless?
(a) Some of his own experiences as a young man.
(b) Facts and figures from the U. S. Census Bureau.
(c) Some allusions to Huckelberry Finn.
(d) Adventures of several other young men.

5. What did Chris do with the $24,000 he had left over from his inheritance?
(a) He gave it to the Salvation Army.
(b) He gave it to his sister.
(c) He donated it to OXFAM.
(d) He gave it to UNICEF.

Short Answer Questions

1. On his last trip to Carthage, who is the woman Chris became close with?

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

3. In light of his own experiences, what does Krakauer think of Chris's tactics?

4. Where did Chris live while he was in Carthage?

5. What did Krakauer do similar to what Chris did when he needed to go to the village of Petersberg?

(see the answer key)

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