Mid-Book Test - Easy
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This quiz consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does Chapter 1 begin?
(a) With a conversation Chris has with an Inuit.
(b) With a description of the Alaskan wildeerness.
(c) With a letter Chris writes to his sister.
(d) With a postcard written by McCandless, addressed to Wayne Westerberg in Carthage, South Dakota.
2. What problem did the authorities have after removing Chris's body?
(a) Keeping the body frozen.
(b) Finding enough tissue to autopsy.
(c) Identifying him.
(d) Getting the body to Fairbanks.
3. What did Gallien notice about Chris's boots?
(a) They were designed for mountain climbing.
(b) They were lightweight and not waterproof.
(c) They were too large for his feet.
(d) They were old and ripped out at the seams.
4. What had Chris's mother and father offered to do after he graduated from college?
(a) Buy him a new car and pay for his graduate school.
(b) Give him a trip to Europe.
(c) Help him get a job with their Congressman.
(d) Bring him into the family business.
5. What prevented Jan and Bob from going to Bullhead City to pick Chris up?
(a) A series of freak desert storms.
(b) Information that they were wanted by the police.
(c) He arrived at their door before they could leave.
(d) Their mobile home broke down.
6. What did Walt and Billie McCandless discover when they drive to Chris's apartment in Atlanta?
(a) That he had moved out three months before.
(b) That the building had been torn down.
(c) That Chris had never lived there.
(d) That there was no such address.
7. What strange actions did Chris take right after graduating college?
(a) He began a backpack trip that he hoped would eventually take him around the world.
(b) He gave his car to his sister and took a bicycle to New York where he went to work on a merchant ship.
(c) He gave away his entire savings to charity, abandoned his possessions, and became a drifter and wilderness explorer.
(d) He shot his father and spent the next three years on the run from the police.
8. On his last trip to Carthage, who is the woman Chris became close with?
(a) Westerberg's daughter, AnneW.
(b) Westerberg's cook, Francine.
(c) Westerberg's girlfriend, Gail Borah.
(d) Westerberg's mother, Alice.
9. What comment does Krakauer make about Chris's fondness for Jack London?
(a) That London had never actually been in Alaska.
(b) That London lectured against doing exactly what Chris was doing.
(c) That London's books had all been proven to be false.
(d) That Chris did not recognize London's lifestyle was different from the people he wrote about.
10. What did Butch Killian want to do when he arrived on the bus scene where Chris had died?
(a) He wanted to contact the state police to come and remove the body.
(b) He wanted to form a search party to see if there was anyone else with the dead boy.
(c) He wanted to burn the bus to rid it of the smell.
(d) He wanted to contact the media because it was a great story.
11. What news seriously alarmed Jan Burres?
(a) That Alex might be a serial killer.
(b) That Alex had burned the last of his money when he abandoned his car.
(c) That Alex was wanted by the Nevada police.
(d) That Alex never intended to see any of his family again.
12. What does Krakauer suggest shows that Chris was not mentally ill?
(a) Chris had no illusion that someone would come to save him.
(b) He had decided this would be his last adventure.
(c) He wrote lucidly in his journal.
(d) He had studied up on edible plants in America.
13. What is ironic about Krakauer's descriptions of Walt McCandless and that of his rebellious son, Chris?
(a) Walt and Chris believe in the same socialistic things.
(b) Chris was a carbon copy of his father when he was that age.
(c) Krakauer describes Chris and Walt McCandless as being very similar, both stubborn and temperamental individuals.
(d) Walt had always been kind and generous but Chris had always been aloof.
14. What effect had Chris had on Ronald Franz?
(a) He became an alcoholic.
(b) He started taking in every drifter he saw.
(c) He started going back to church.
(d) He sold his possessions and lived in a mobile camper.
15. What complication did Chris face while living in The Slabs?
(a) Tracy, a 17-year-old girl developed a huge crush on him.
(b) The other drifters believed he was an undercover cop.
(c) He got into an argument with Jan Burres.
(d) He could produce no identification when the border patrol came to the camp.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why did Chris write in his journal that hiking around Lake Meade was a mistake?
2. Who had carved a passage from the creek up to the dry gulch?
3. How had Chris already been separating himself from his family?
4. Why did the employees at McDonald's object to Chris?
5. How did Chris describe Charlie, the man who let him stay in a vacant mobile home?
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