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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. On his last trip to Carthage, who is the woman Chris became close with?
(a) Westerberg's cook, Francine.
(b) Westerberg's daughter, AnneW.
(c) Westerberg's girlfriend, Gail Borah.
(d) Westerberg's mother, Alice.
2. To whom did Chris send a postcard from Bullhead City?
(b) His ex-girlfriend.
(c) Jan Buress.
(d) His sister.
3. How did Chris get to San Francisco?
(a) Franz drove him there.
(b) He had enough money for a bus ticket.
(c) He hitchhiked.
(d) He rode on a vegetable truck he helped load up.
4. Why did Krakauer include so much about the McCandless family in Chapter 3?
(a) To give the reader an idea that Chris might change his mind.
(b) To contrast them with the adoptive Westerberg family.
(c) To make Chris seem thoughtless and cold.
(d) Just for conversation with Wayne Westerberg.
5. What feat did Waterman achieve in 1978?
(a) He swam the English Channel in record time.
(b) He jumped out of a plane and parachuetted to the top of Mt. Hunter.
(c) He walked from Washington, D. C. to San Francisco.
(d) He climbed Mt. Hunter's southeast spur on his own.
6. How long did Chris survive in that hostile environment?
(a) Two weeks.
(b) Six months.
(c) Sixteen weeks.
(d) Almost a year.
7. What did Gallien know about city people who came to do what Chris had in mind?
(a) Such greenhorns usually underestimated the wilderness to their own peril.
(b) They usually gave up after three days.
(c) They quickly walked back to Fairbanks.
(d) They never got around to writing about their adventure.
8. Why was author Jon Krakauer interested in writing Chris's story?
(a) Krakauer had nothing better to do at the time and thought he would enjoy visiting all the places Chris had gone.
(b) Krakauer wanted to pass judgement on Chris in the hopes of preventing another young man from doing the same.
(c) Krakauer recognized that Chris's story would be a sure-fire best seller and be made into a movie.
(d) Krakauer identifies with McCandless's attraction to nature and to high-risk activities, and also understands the young man's troubled relationship with his father.
9. Where did Chris meet Wayne Westerberg?
(a) In Carthage, South Dakota.
(b) In Los Angeles.
(c) On the Colorado River.
(d) In Fairbanks, Alaska.
10. What is Davis Gulch?
(a) A cattle passage through western Utah.
(b) An extension of the Grand Canyon.
(c) A watery oasis in the midst of southern Utah.
(d) A valley that has only one way in and out.
11. Who does Krakauer mention who had done something similar to what Chris did and survived?
(a) The first man to climb Mt. McKinley.
(b) Thor Heidahl who sailed the Pacific in a canoe.
(c) Gene Rosellini, the Mayor of Hippie Cove.
(d) Albert Swartz, a modern day Thoreau.
12. 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) Help him get a job with their Congressman.
(c) Bring him into the family business.
(d) Give him a trip to Europe.
13. What does Ruess's biographer, Ken Sleight, believe happened to Ruess?
(a) Falling from a cliff.
(b) Ruess changed his name and disappeared.
(c) A robbery and murder.
(d) Accidental drowning.
14. What problem did Killian have in contacting the authorities?
(a) The ice broke on the river and left it more than a hundred yards wide.
(b) It was difficult to find a place where radio signals could get through.
(c) The other people did not want him to contact the troopers because they did not want to get involved.
(d) His vehicle broke down and it took hours to fix.
15. Impressed with Chris's intelligence, what did Franz try to get him to do?
(a) Write a book about his travels.
(b) Clean up and get a good job.
(c) Start teaching young people.
(d) Get an education.
Short Answer Questions
1. In October of 1990, National Park Ranger, what did Bud Walsh discover?
2. During an interview with Krakauer, what does Westerberg say about Chris?
3. What is Krakauer's obvious purpose of including the information in Chapter 9?
4. Why does Krakauer include a narrative about moose hunters driving off-road trucks to get to the site Chris eventually found?
5. Why does Krakauer devote Chapter 9 to the story of Everett Ruess?
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