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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. 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 too small to be effective against large animals.
(c) It was badly in need of cleaning.
(d) It was difficult to carry.
2. 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 of his own experiences as a young man.
(c) Facts and figures from the U. S. Census Bureau.
(d) Some allusions to Huckelberry Finn.
3. What was located at Oh-My-God Hot Springs?
(a) A pool with a waterfall.
(b) A tourist inn and spa.
(c) A hippie commune of sorts, which had sprung up around some natural hot springs.
(d) A ranger station.
4. When Franz offered to give Chris a ride to his campsite, what is it he didn't know?
(a) About the Oh-My-God Hot Springs.
(b) If his truck would make the trip and back.
(c) Whether Chris was dangerous or not.
(d) That he would have to walk to see Chris's campsite.
5. How does Krakauer classify Chris as opposed to the way most people saw him?
(a) As mentally unbalanced.
(b) As a true hero others should look up to.
(c) As not very different from many idealistic, if short-sighted, young people.
(d) As a classic example of a true Robinson Crusoe.
6. What do some people think about Chris McCandless?
(a) That he was accident prone.
(b) That he had the spirit of Daniel Boone.
(c) That he was murdered in Alaska.
(d) That he was a foolish boy who threw away his life.
7. 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 realized he needed a second name.
(d) He took it when people thought he was Jan's son.
8. What does Krakauer think might have made the difference in Chris's survival?
(a) If he had taken someone with him.
(b) If he had not made one or two critical mistakes.
(c) If he had found a warmer shelter in Alaska.
(d) If he had brought along some brandy.
9. Why did Krakauer include so much about the McCandless family in Chapter 3?
(a) To make Chris seem thoughtless and cold.
(b) Just for conversation with Wayne Westerberg.
(c) To contrast them with the adoptive Westerberg family.
(d) To give the reader an idea that Chris might change his mind.
10. How did Walt and Billie McCandless learn in Chapter 4 where their son might be?
(a) Jan Burres called them.
(b) They saw him on a newscast on TV.
(c) They received a ticket issued to their son for hitchhiking near Eureka, California.
(d) One of Chris's high school friends got a call from Chris.
11. During an interview with Krakauer, what does Westerberg say about Chris?
(a) That he was an expert mechanic.
(b) That he had an admirable spirit of adventure.
(c) That he seldom told the truth.
(d) That he lacked common sense.
12. At what point did Chris stop writing in his journal?
(a) When his camera was ruined and he buried it outside of Vegas.
(b) When he decided that no one would ever read it.
(c) When it accidentally fell into his campfire one night.
(d) When it had no more blank pages.
13. What parallel does Krakauer draw between Chris and Carl McCunn?
(a) Both Chris and McCunn were gainfully employed when they went on their fatal trips.
(b) Both of them were serious dropouts from society.
(c) Like Chris, McCunn ruined his camera in the Alaskan wilderness.
(d) McCunn died in the Alaskan wilderness because of an oversight just as Chris did.
14. What does Ruess's biographer, Ken Sleight, believe happened to Ruess?
(a) Accidental drowning.
(b) A robbery and murder.
(c) Ruess changed his name and disappeared.
(d) Falling from a cliff.
15. On his last trip to Carthage, who is the woman Chris became close with?
(a) Westerberg's daughter, AnneW.
(b) Westerberg's mother, Alice.
(c) Westerberg's cook, Francine.
(d) Westerberg's girlfriend, Gail Borah.
Short Answer Questions
1. What alias did Ruess carve on the walls of the canyon?
2. What did Gallien know about city people who came to do what Chris had in mind?
3. Where did Chris's canoe trip eventually take him after going as far as he could down the Colorado River?
4. What was the similar experience that led to both of these stories of drop out and adventure?
5. Where did Jim Gallien first encounter Chris?
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