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 did Gail believe about Chris's past life?
(a) That he was terribly deprived and abused.
(b) That he was extremely immature and was only being rebellious.
(c) That he had imagined all his problems with his family.
(d) That his real problem was something that happened between him and his father.

2. During an interview with Krakauer, what does Westerberg say about Chris?
(a) That he seldom told the truth.
(b) That he was an expert mechanic.
(c) That he had an admirable spirit of adventure.
(d) That he lacked common sense.

3. What problem did the authorities have after removing Chris's body?
(a) Keeping the body frozen.
(b) Getting the body to Fairbanks.
(c) Identifying him.
(d) Finding enough tissue to autopsy.

4. What surprising thing about Chris does Westerberg remember about him?
(a) That he knew what he was doing was unfair to his parents.
(b) That he would eventually end up in a monastery in Tibet.
(c) That he had expressed a desire to marry and have a family some day.
(d) That he secretly had a sexual fantasy about his sister.

5. Two decades later, what has Krakauer learned about his relationship with his father?
(a) Krakauer realizes he was selfish, stubborn, and as difficult for his father to deal with as his father's behavior had been for him.
(b) Krakauer learned that his father was always shallow and always would be.
(c) Krakauer learned that he had improved himself by not becoming like his father.
(d) Krakauer learned that he had been right to defy his father.

Short Answer Questions

1. What news seriously alarmed Jan Burres?

2. What ambitions did Jon Krakauer's father have for all of his children?

3. What comment does Krakauer make about Chris's fondness for Jack London?

4. How long did Chris survive in that hostile environment?

5. Why is the Stampede Trail still in use?

(see the answer key)

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