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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why did Christ steal a bicycle in Northern California?
(a) He was delirious at the time and did not know what he was doing.
(b) He had always wanted a bike like that.
(c) He intended to return and pay for it.
(d) The man he worked for refused to pay him.

2. How does Krakauer classify Chris as opposed to the way most people saw him?
(a) As a true hero others should look up to.
(b) As not very different from many idealistic, if short-sighted, young people.
(c) As a classic example of a true Robinson Crusoe.
(d) As mentally unbalanced.

3. Why did Krakauer include so much about the McCandless family in Chapter 3?
(a) To make Chris seem thoughtless and cold.
(b) To give the reader an idea that Chris might change his mind.
(c) To contrast them with the adoptive Westerberg family.
(d) Just for conversation with Wayne Westerberg.

4. When Chris corresponded with his sister, what did he confide to her?
(a) That he was tired of being on the run all the time.
(b) That he would surprise them all and come home.
(c) That he would see her by Christmas time.
(d) That he planned to lull his parents into a false sense of security then cut them out of his life abruptly and decisively.

5. Near what famous landmark did Chris McCandless die?
(a) Mt. McKinley.
(b) Mt. Rushmore.
(c) Mt. St. Helens.
(d) Old Faithful.

6. How did Chris get to San Francisco?
(a) He hitchhiked.
(b) He rode on a vegetable truck he helped load up.
(c) He had enough money for a bus ticket.
(d) Franz drove him there.

7. After surviving 10 years living off the land, what became of Rosellini?
(a) He traveled around the world backpacking.
(b) He settled down in a small town and raised a family.
(c) He went on the lecture tour.
(d) He commited suicide and left no note.

8. What did Chris do with the $24,000 he had left over from his inheritance?
(a) He gave it to his sister.
(b) He donated it to OXFAM.
(c) He gave it to the Salvation Army.
(d) He gave it to UNICEF.

9. Why does Krakauer devote Chapter 9 to the story of Everett Ruess?
(a) Krakauer sees great similarities between Ruess and Chris.
(b) Krakauer wants to demonstrate mental illness in Ruess.
(c) Krakauer wants to show how different Ruess is from Chris.
(d) Karkauer wants to expand the scope of his thesis.

10. Where did Chris live while he was in Carthage?
(a) At the YMCA.
(b) In a cheap boarding house.
(c) In the Westerberg home.
(d) In a tack room.

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

12. 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 brought along some brandy.
(c) If he had found a warmer shelter in Alaska.
(d) If he had not made one or two critical mistakes.

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

14. When Franz offered to give Chris a ride to his campsite, what is it he didn't know?
(a) Whether Chris was dangerous or not.
(b) That he would have to walk to see Chris's campsite.
(c) If his truck would make the trip and back.
(d) About the Oh-My-God Hot Springs.

15. In what area do people who knew Chris agree that he was inexperienced?
(a) Having a relationship with a girl.
(b) Managing money.
(c) Cooking for himself.
(d) Living off the land.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do some people think about Chris McCandless?

2. What is the origin of the Stampede Trail?

3. Where did Jim Gallien first encounter Chris?

4. Why did Chris adopt the name Alex Burres?

5. What did Gallien think about Chris's weapon?

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