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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why does Krakauer relate his own experiences in Chapter 14?
(a) To show how he was so much better than Chris.
(b) To prove that he had no right to write about Chris.
(c) To see if he is any different now as a mature man.
(d) To show his affinity with Chris.
2. August 12, Chris left the bus to forage for berries. What did the note he left on the door say?
(a) "If I do not return, look for me north of the bus."
(b) It was a desperate plea for assistance signed with his real name.
(c) "Gone fishing, be back in one hour."
(d) "There is stew on the stove, go in and help yourself."
3. What does Krakauer think actually killed Chris?
(a) The wild potato seeds he was eating.
(b) Tainted canned goods he found in the bus.
(c) Poisonous leaves he was reduced to eating.
(d) Choking on rabbit bones.
4. Two decades later, what has Krakauer learned about his relationship with his father?
(a) Krakauer learned that his father was always shallow and always would be.
(b) Krakauer learned that he had improved himself by not becoming like his father.
(c) Krakauer realizes he was selfish, stubborn, and as difficult for his father to deal with as his father's behavior had been for him.
(d) Krakauer learned that he had been right to defy his father.
5. What daunting challenge did Krakauer set for himself as a young man?
(a) To scale a mountain called the Devils Thumb alone.
(b) To ski down Mt. McKinley.
(c) To prove that he is always right.
(d) To find out how much terror he can stand.
6. Why did the Candless family not follow the route Chris had taken to get to the bus as Billie wanted?
(a) They did not have good directions from Chris's journal.
(b) There was no time to take that route as Chris had done.
(c) The Teklanika River was running too high, and the group was advised not to attempt it.
(d) The river had changed course and Chris's route was no longer possible.
7. How was Westerberg able to help the police?
(a) He had Chris's Social Security number on file.
(b) He had a photo of Chris's yellow Datsun with the license plate showing.
(c) He told them Chris graduated from Emory University.
(d) He had Chris's fingerprints on file.
8. What did Krakauer do similar to what Chris did when he needed to go to the village of Petersberg?
(a) He sent postcards to friends.
(b) He bought a big bag of rice.
(c) He burned his money.
(d) He abandoned his car.
9. At the time of publication of the notice of Chris's death, what problem did the police have?
(a) They had no response from the public about the body.
(b) They had been unable to identify him.
(c) They did not have forensic labs in that part of Alaska.
(d) They had beed unable to get the body out.
10. In light of his own experiences, what does Krakauer think of Chris's tactics?
(a) Except for a bit of bad luck, Chris was right to do what he did.
(b) They are understandable but not justifiable.
(c) More young people should do what chris did.
(d) They are exemplary.
11. After Chris left home, why didnn't Carine get upset when he won't tell her where he was?
(a) She knew Chris was happy and thought he would come home some day.
(b) She was glad he was gone so she could have his room.
(c) She didn't want to know because she didn't care.
(d) She thought their father would try to bring him home if he knew.
12. How does Roman Dial, who teaches at the University of Alaska, interpret Chris's actions?
(a) Roman thinks no one should ever attempt what Chris did.
(b) He agrees that Chris was borderline neurotic.
(c) Roman admires McCandless's efforts but would not undertake them himself.
(d) He thinks the native Alaskans are right to condemn Chris.
13. When Krakauer was at the mountain he came to climb, what enhanced his emotions?
(a) Two sturdy aluminum curtain rods with him, lashed in a cross shape, to prevent him from falling into a crevasse.
(b) The clean air which gave him an oxygen high.
(c) The cheers of the people who came to see him off.
(d) The beauty of the snowy terrain and clear sky was intensified for him by his solitude.
14. A year after Chris's death, what did Krakauer observe on the banks of the Teklanika River where Chris had been unable to cross?
(a) The river was overflowing its banks.
(b) The ice was breaking up and the footing was dangerous.
(c) There are dangerous rocks just under the surface of the water.
(d) The river is indeed a wide, churning flow of water.
15. What emotional experience disturbed Chris while he is staying in the bus?
(a) Watching an otter get captured by an eagle.
(b) Bad dreams that hinted of his death.
(c) Killing a moose and being unable to preserve the meat.
(d) Thinking about his sister.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is significant about the cloth belt Krakauer founds in the bus?
2. How did the police know Chris's real last name?
3. Where did Chris leave from on April 15, 1992 on his journey to Alaska?
4. What connection did Jim Gallien make when he read the article about Chris's death?
5. What happened to Billie in July of 1992?
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