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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Chris confided to Gail Borah that he was close to one member of his family. Who is that?
(a) His gramdmother.
(b) His sister, Carine.
(c) His uncle, Milton.
(d) His cousin, Jason.

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

5. How does Krakauer classify Chris as opposed to the way most people saw him?
(a) As a classic example of a true Robinson Crusoe.
(b) As not very different from many idealistic, if short-sighted, young people.
(c) As mentally unbalanced.
(d) As a true hero others should look up to.

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

7. After surviving 10 years living off the land, what became of Rosellini?
(a) He commited suicide and left no note.
(b) He went on the lecture tour.
(c) He traveled around the world backpacking.
(d) He settled down in a small town and raised a family.

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

9. When Franz offered to give Chris a ride to his campsite, what is it he didn't know?
(a) That he would have to walk to see Chris's campsite.
(b) Whether Chris was dangerous or not.
(c) If his truck would make the trip and back.
(d) About the Oh-My-God Hot Springs.

10. What steps did Walt and Billie take to find Chris?
(a) They went on TV begging Chris to come home.
(b) They got the police to put out an APB on Chris.
(c) They hired a private investigator.
(d) They took a trip to Eureka, California.

11. Why did the employees at McDonald's object to Chris?
(a) His poor hygiene.
(b) His long hair.
(c) His bad attitude.
(d) His being a loner.

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

13. What questions did Chris ask Gallien that impressed the older man?
(a) About the length of winters in Alaska.
(b) About traffic in that part of Alaska.
(c) About moose and carribu.
(d) Informed questions about the flora and fauna of Alaska.

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

15. What was Chris carrying when he met Jim Gallien?
(a) A small dog.
(b) A battered canoe.
(c) A rifle.
(d) A plastic bag of groceries.

Short Answer Questions

1. Still calling himself by another name, Chris met two drifters who befriend him. Who were they?

2. How did Chris describe Charlie, the man who let him stay in a vacant mobile home?

3. What surprising thing about Chris does Westerberg remember about him?

4. What was the similar experience that led to both of these stories of drop out and adventure?

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

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