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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Chris and Ruess each do shortly before their deaths?
(a) Post several letters.
(b) Dig their graves.
(c) Burn their money.
(d) Write out a will.

2. How long did Chris survive in that hostile environment?
(a) Two weeks.
(b) Six months.
(c) Sixteen weeks.
(d) Almost a year.

3. How did Walt and Billie McCandless learn in Chapter 4 where their son might be?
(a) They saw him on a newscast on TV.
(b) Jan Burres called them.
(c) One of Chris's high school friends got a call from Chris.
(d) They received a ticket issued to their son for hitchhiking near Eureka, California.

4. Who had carved a passage from the creek up to the dry gulch?
(a) Railroad explorers.
(b) Mormon cattlemen.
(c) American Indians.
(d) Campers.

5. What did Westerberg give Chris?
(a) A job on his combine crew.
(b) A meal and a room for the night.
(c) A pair of rubber boots.
(d) A ride to Alaska.

6. Impressed with Chris's intelligence, what did Franz try to get him to do?
(a) Write a book about his travels.
(b) Clean up and get a good job.
(c) Get an education.
(d) Start teaching young people.

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

8. What does Ruess's biographer, Ken Sleight, believe happened to Ruess?
(a) Accidental drowning.
(b) Ruess changed his name and disappeared.
(c) Falling from a cliff.
(d) A robbery and murder.

9. Where did Chris meet Wayne Westerberg?
(a) In Los Angeles.
(b) On the Colorado River.
(c) In Carthage, South Dakota.
(d) In Fairbanks, Alaska.

10. What food was Chris extremely fond of?
(a) Rice.
(b) Hotdogs.
(c) Grilled cheese.
(d) Broccoli.

11. What symbol is ironic on the leather belt?
(a) A raised fist.
(b) Chris's initials surrounded by a scull and crossbones.
(c) A serpent head baring its fangs.
(d) A tombstone marked R.I.P.

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

13. What effect had Chris had on Ronald Franz?
(a) He became an alcoholic.
(b) He started going back to church.
(c) He started taking in every drifter he saw.
(d) He sold his possessions and lived in a mobile camper.

14. What was located at Oh-My-God Hot Springs?
(a) A pool with a waterfall.
(b) A tourist inn and spa.
(c) A ranger station.
(d) A hippie commune of sorts, which had sprung up around some natural hot springs.

15. What was the similar experience that led to both of these stories of drop out and adventure?
(a) Both of them were classical musicians.
(b) Both of them drove Yellow Datsons.
(c) Both of them had issues with their family life.
(d) Both of them graduated from Emory University.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Krakaeur meet Westerberg?

2. What indicates that Chris intended his Alaska trip to be his final great adventure?

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

4. What does Krakauer suggest shows that Chris was not mentally ill?

5. In what area do people who knew Chris agree that he was inexperienced?

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