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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How did Chris travel the 1,000 miles from Laird, Alaska, to Fairbanks?
(a) Jim Gallien gave him a lift.
(b) A truck driver named Gaylord Stuckey picked him up.
(c) He walked most of the way.
(d) Hitchhiking, he got a series of rides.
2. When did Jon Krakauer interview Walt McCandless?
(a) A year after Chris died.
(b) On what would have been Chris's birthday.
(c) Never. He would not speak with Krakauer.
(d) Seven weeks after Chris's body was recovered.
3. What evidence does Krakauer find that suggests Chris was ready to re-enter society?
(a) Doctor Zhivago, a book Chris was reading, includes that genuine happiness must be shared with one's fellow human beings and Chris had made a note beside that passage.
(b) Chris's journal indicated that he was beginning to doubt Thoreau.
(c) The graffiti Chris drew on the bus indicated he wanted to see people again.
(d) Chris had written down the names and addresses of everyone who had helped him so he could visit them again.
4. What affected the eating habits of Chris's family?
(a) Thinking more about the homeless.
(b) Not being able to eat rice.
(c) Thinking about how they found Chris's body.
(d) Learning that he starved to death.
5. When Krakauer was at the mountain he came to climb, what enhanced his emotions?
(a) The cheers of the people who came to see him off.
(b) Two sturdy aluminum curtain rods with him, lashed in a cross shape, to prevent him from falling into a crevasse.
(c) The beauty of the snowy terrain and clear sky was intensified for him by his solitude.
(d) The clean air which gave him an oxygen high.
6. What shows Chris's attitude toward injustices that began when he was in college?
(a) He took classes about world hunger, poverty, wealth distribution and racism.
(b) He began bringing homeless people to his dorm room.
(c) He started a soup kitchen in Annandale.
(d) He refused a new car because there were so many people who did not have one.
7. What important work does Walt McCandless do?
(b) Nuclear physicist.
(c) CIA undercover.
(d) Advanced radar technology.
8. What is significant about the cloth belt Krakauer founds in the bus?
(a) He seemd to have made it to tie up his paperback books.
(b) Chris probably didn't want to ruin the leather belt he had made at Ron Franz's house.
(c) Chris had made it to keep himself busy.
(d) It must have been made when Chris got too thin for his jeans.
9. What happened to Billie in July of 1992?
(a) She had a vivid dream of Chris calling her for help.
(b) She was diagnosed with cancer.
(c) She had a dibilitating auto accident.
(d) She had a nervous breakdown.
10. What does Carine recall that Chris loved so much?
(a) The Gianni guitar.
(b) Reading Moby Dick.
(c) His yellow Datsun.
(d) Her dog, Buck.
11. Chris's parents had moved, but his step brother was contacted. After he positively identified Chris, what did he do?
(a) Contacted Gillien to get more information.
(b) Told his wife that he always knew Chris would end that way.
(c) Drove to Maryland to inform Chris's parents.
(d) Flew to Alaska to claim the body.
12. What family outings did the McCandless family mention to Krakauer?
(a) Going to the Grand Canyon every year.
(b) Camping trips with an Airstream Trailer.
(c) A beach house in Cape Cod.
(d) A yearly trip to Texas.
13. At the time of publication of the notice of Chris's death, what problem did the police have?
(a) They had been unable to identify him.
(b) They did not have forensic labs in that part of Alaska.
(c) They had beed unable to get the body out.
(d) They had no response from the public about the body.
14. What did Chris do the summer after his sophomore year in college?
(a) He returned to Annandale and wrote a flawless software program.
(b) He spent the entire summer with his sister, Carine.
(c) He worked in a garage to make money to buy his Datsun.
(d) He took a cross country hike.
15. What is prominently displayed in Carine McCandless's home?
(a) Two photographs of her brother, Chris.
(b) All of Chris's track trophies.
(c) A scrapbook of news clippings about Chris.
(d) A painting she did of her brother, Chris.
Short Answer Questions
1. What did Krakauer do similar to what Chris did when he needed to go to the village of Petersberg?
2. Where did Chris leave from on April 15, 1992 on his journey to Alaska?
3. How does Roman Dial, who teaches at the University of Alaska, interpret Chris's actions?
4. What sad discovery does Krakauer make just a quarter mile down stream on the river?
5. What did the bones outside the bus reveal?
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