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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What was in the McCandless house that speaks to the feelings of Walt and Billie McCandless toward Chris?
(a) Clippings of newspaper articles and magazine stories about Chris.
(b) No photos of Chris in the house.
(c) All of Chris's track trophies lined up on the mantle.
(d) A photo memorial to Chris on the dining room table.
2. When Krakauer reached an impassable place on the mountain, what did he do?
(a) He radioed for help.
(b) He started traveling horizontally on the mountain.
(c) There was nothing to do but descend.
(d) He sat down and cried.
3. Racing against a storm, Krakauer reaches the summit of the Thumb. How does he describe it?
(a) He describes the summit as malevolent and surreal.
(b) He describes it as a big disappointment.
(c) He describes it as the coldest place on earth.
(d) He describes it as breathtakingly beautiful.
4. What is prominently displayed in Carine McCandless's home?
(a) A scrapbook of news clippings about Chris.
(b) A painting she did of her brother, Chris.
(c) Two photographs of her brother, Chris.
(d) All of Chris's track trophies.
5. What is so poignant about the final photograph Chris took of himself holding his good-bye note?
(a) It is blurry because he was too weak to hold the camera steady.
(b) His emaciated frame contrasts with the smile on his face.
(c) He doesn't realize that he is holding the note upside down.
(d) The end of his good-bye note says he will see everyone in a month.
6. Chris's parents had moved, but his step brother was contacted. After he positively identified Chris, what did he do?
(a) Told his wife that he always knew Chris would end that way.
(b) Flew to Alaska to claim the body.
(c) Drove to Maryland to inform Chris's parents.
(d) Contacted Gillien to get more information.
7. How did Chris travel the 1,000 miles from Laird, Alaska, to Fairbanks?
(a) Hitchhiking, he got a series of rides.
(b) Jim Gallien gave him a lift.
(c) He walked most of the way.
(d) A truck driver named Gaylord Stuckey picked him up.
8. What is significant about August 5?
(a) It was Chris's birthday.
(b) It was the day the moose hunters found his body.
(c) It was Chris's 100th day in the wilderness.
(d) It was the day he killed the caribou.
9. In light of his own experiences, what does Krakauer think of Chris's tactics?
(a) They are exemplary.
(b) They are understandable but not justifiable.
(c) More young people should do what chris did.
(d) Except for a bit of bad luck, Chris was right to do what he did.
10. What ambitions did Jon Krakauer's father have for all of his children?
(a) That they would excell in sports.
(b) That they would all enter the family business.
(c) That they would attend Ivy League schools.
(d) That they would leave home and be on their own after high school.
11. What did Billie realize as she get to the bus?
(a) The place looked like a frozen desert.
(b) The terraine looked like where she grew up and that Chris must have loved it.
(c) Chris had found the farthest place he could to get away from them.
(d) It was so isolated that no one could remain sane there.
12. Why does Krakauer relate his own experiences in Chapter 14?
(a) To see if he is any different now as a mature man.
(b) To show how he was so much better than Chris.
(c) To prove that he had no right to write about Chris.
(d) To show his affinity with Chris.
13. What connection did Jim Gallien make when he read the article about Chris's death?
(a) The rubber boots the news article mentioned were the ones he'd given Chris.
(b) The empty bag of rice the article said the police found in the bus reminded him of the hitchhiker he'd picked up.
(c) Chris was the young hitchhiker he had given a ride to the Stampede Trail.
(d) The .22-caliber rifle they found in the bus was the same as the hitchhiker's he'd given a ride to.
14. What two requests did Stuckey make of Alex as they parted company?
(a) Wait until spring and work to get money for better boots.
(b) Send him photos of his adventure and notify the forrest service where he will be.
(c) Write him a letter when he returns and call his parents before he goes into the wilderness.
(d) Change his mind and go back to the Westerbergs.
15. What spurred Krakauer on after his failed attempt to climb Devil's Thumb?
(a) A spider that keeps working after its web breaks.
(b) The fact that he has enough food to try again.
(c) The prospect of defeat.
(d) His mood after he naps.
Short Answer Questions
1. What evidence does Krakauer find that suggests Chris was ready to re-enter society?
2. What similarity is there between Jon's relationship with his father and Chris's relationship with Walt?
3. A year after Chris's death, what did Krakauer observe on the banks of the Teklanika River where Chris had been unable to cross?
4. What did the bones outside the bus reveal?
5. What did Chris do the summer after his sophomore year in college?
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