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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What feat did Waterman achieve in 1978?
(a) He climbed Mt. Hunter's southeast spur on his own.
(b) He walked from Washington, D. C. to San Francisco.
(c) He swam the English Channel in record time.
(d) He jumped out of a plane and parachuetted to the top of Mt. Hunter.

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

3. What type of people did Ruess like to spend time with?
(a) Vagabonds and drifters.
(b) Photographers and painters.
(c) Hikers and rafters.
(d) Native Americans and Russians.

4. What indicates that Chris intended his Alaska trip to be his final great adventure?
(a) Before leaving, Alex promised Westerberg he would return in time for the fall harvest.
(b) He said he was sure this trip would tire him out completely.
(c) He talked about returning to take care of Ron Franz.
(d) He had lost a great deal of weight and looked ill.

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

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

7. What Tolstoy book was found inside the bus?
(a) The Cherry Orchard.
(b) The Gulag Archipeliago.
(c) War and Peace.
(d) Family Happiness.

8. Where did Chris intend to hike?
(a) Where no one had ever gone before.
(b) The Stampede Trail, a faint track in the wilderness well off the beaten path.
(c) Along the Alaskan Pipeline.
(d) Southwestward into Canada.

9. Where did Chris's canoe trip eventually take him after going as far as he could down the Colorado River?
(a) He retraced his way back upstream.
(b) He headed South and ended up in Acapulco.
(c) He ended up staying with a Mexican family for six weeks.
(d) Some duck hunters agreed to drive him to the Gulf of California.

10. 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.

11. In Chris's relationships with people, what is the most striking contradiction?
(a) His coldness toward his parents and his warmth with people he met in his travels.
(b) His hurtfulness toward his family and his refusal to help anyone else.
(c) His love for his family but his inability to show it.
(d) His ambivalence to his family and his hatred of the people he met.

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

13. Why did Chris decide to go to San Diego?
(a) To find work for money for his Alaskan trip.
(b) To catch a steamer going up the coast to Alaska.
(c) To get a suntan at the beach before heading North.
(d) To catch a train to Alaska.

14. What appears to be Krakauer's main motive in writing Into The Wild?
(a) To justify his own youth.
(b) To defend Chris McCandless from his critics.
(c) To sell it to the movies.
(d) To win a Pulitzer Prize.

15. What problem did the authorities have after removing Chris's body?
(a) Finding enough tissue to autopsy.
(b) Getting the body to Fairbanks.
(c) Keeping the body frozen.
(d) Identifying him.

Short Answer Questions

1. What unusual political action did Waterman take after his climb?

2. What message did Chris leave taped to the door of the bus?

3. In what way did Chris exhibit a double standard about money?

4. Why was author Jon Krakauer interested in writing Chris's story?

5. What had Chris's mother and father offered to do after he graduated from college?

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