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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How were Chris's ideals defined in his own mind?
(a) They were defined by the works of Phillip Roth and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
(b) They were defined by the poetry of E.E. cummings.
(c) His ideals were defined by his own sense of injustice in the world.
(d) He valued chastity and moral purity as defined by Tolstoy and Thoreau.

2. What did Chris make at Franz's house?
(a) A new leather backpack.
(b) A leather belt that depicted all his travels to date.
(c) A pair of moccasins.
(d) A wallet to give to Franz.

3. What response does Krakauer report that he got from his OUTSIDE Magazine article on Chris?
(a) Most people wanted to know more about Chris's family life.
(b) Most people thought Krakauer had made up the story.
(c) They were mostly critical of Chris's ignorance.
(d) Most people applauded Chris's spirit.

4. What did Butch Killian want to do when he arrived on the bus scene where Chris had died?
(a) He wanted to contact the media because it was a great story.
(b) He wanted to burn the bus to rid it of the smell.
(c) He wanted to form a search party to see if there was anyone else with the dead boy.
(d) He wanted to contact the state police to come and remove the body.

5. 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 his real problem was something that happened between him and his father.
(d) That he had imagined all his problems with his family.

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

7. 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 had studied up on edible plants in America.
(d) He wrote lucidly in his journal.

8. What did Gallien think about Chris's weapon?
(a) It had no case to put it in for protection from the weather.
(b) It was badly in need of cleaning.
(c) It was too small to be effective against large animals.
(d) It was difficult to carry.

9. Although Waterman became something of a local hero, what job did he have in Fairbanks?
(a) Musician.
(b) Dishwasher.
(c) Mechanic.
(d) Accountant.

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

11. What problem did Killian have in contacting the authorities?
(a) The other people did not want him to contact the troopers because they did not want to get involved.
(b) It was difficult to find a place where radio signals could get through.
(c) The ice broke on the river and left it more than a hundred yards wide.
(d) His vehicle broke down and it took hours to fix.

12. What is The Slabs?
(a) A flat, rocky area in the Arizona desert.
(b) A settlement of people who erect their tents on concrete slabs.
(c) An abandoned military base where drifters come during the winter.
(d) An old U. S. Calvary outpost.

13. 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) Some allusions to Huckelberry Finn.
(c) Adventures of several other young men.
(d) Facts and figures from the U. S. Census Bureau.

14. Why did Chris adopt the name Alex Burres?
(a) He became a surrogate for Jan Burres's estranged son.
(b) He liked the initials AB.
(c) He took it when people thought he was Jan's son.
(d) He realized he needed a second name.

15. What did Chris realize after he decided to abandon his once beloved Datsun?
(a) That he needed better hiking shoes since he was now walking.
(b) That he missed his family and wanted to go home.
(c) That it would be impossible to continue without a car.
(d) That he was free from material possessions that tie him down.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Krakauer mention who had done something similar to what Chris did and survived?

2. During an interview with Krakauer, what does Westerberg say about Chris?

3. What event happened in April 1992 that prompted the writing of Into The Wild?

4. What was Chris's plan for after college that he did not tell his family?

5. What group of Irish aesthetics does Krakauer include in Chapter 9?

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