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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What connection did Jim Gallien make when he read the article about Chris's death?
(a) The empty bag of rice the article said the police found in the bus reminded him of the hitchhiker he'd picked up.
(b) The rubber boots the news article mentioned were the ones he'd given Chris.
(c) The .22-caliber rifle they found in the bus was the same as the hitchhiker's he'd given a ride to.
(d) Chris was the young hitchhiker he had given a ride to the Stampede Trail.
2. August 12, Chris left the bus to forage for berries. What did the note he left on the door say?
(a) "There is stew on the stove, go in and help yourself."
(b) "If I do not return, look for me north of the bus."
(c) "Gone fishing, be back in one hour."
(d) It was a desperate plea for assistance signed with his real name.
3. 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.
4. 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 prospect of defeat.
(c) His mood after he naps.
(d) The fact that he has enough food to try again.
5. What trait did sports reveal in Chris?
(a) He wanted other people to win.
(b) He did not take defeat well.
(c) He was lazy about training.
(d) He was not interested in competition.
6. What was the skeleton in Walt's closet that stressed the whole family, Chris in particular?
(a) Walt and Billie divorced but later remarried.
(b) Walt had affairs with several women.
(c) Walt kept a mistress after Chris went to college.
(d) Walt had lived a bigamist life for some years after Chris was born.
7. Why did the Candless family not follow the route Chris had taken to get to the bus as Billie wanted?
(a) There was no time to take that route as Chris had done.
(b) The Teklanika River was running too high, and the group was advised not to attempt it.
(c) The river had changed course and Chris's route was no longer possible.
(d) They did not have good directions from Chris's journal.
8. 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) Drove to Maryland to inform Chris's parents.
(c) Flew to Alaska to claim the body.
(d) Contacted Gillien to get more information.
9. 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 his affinity with Chris.
(c) To prove that he had no right to write about Chris.
(d) To show how he was so much better than Chris.
10. Who gave Krakauer dinner and a place to sleep in Petersberg?
(a) A kind woman named Kai Sandburn.
(b) The captain of a tuna fishing boat.
(c) A policeman offered him a jail cell.
(d) A drifter named Jan Buress.
11. How does Krakauer interpret the evidence he gathered about Chris?
(a) He sees Chris as a hopeles greenhorn without any knowledge of the terrain.
(b) He believes that Chris immersed himself in nature in an effort to isolate himself from human society.
(c) He suggests that someone else was in the bus and refused to help Chris.
(d) He thinks that Chris was completely irrational and contributed to his own death.
12. What information does Gallien provide the police?
(a) That Alex was coughing bad when he dropped him off.
(b) That Alex's real name was Chris McCandless.
(c) That the young man had called himself Alex and had come from South Dakota.
(d) That Alex had mentioned a friend named Ron in California.
13. What sad discovery does Krakauer make just a quarter mile down stream on the river?
(a) At the now defunct station, a steel cable stretches across the river with an aluminum basket suspended from this cable by pulleys.
(b) There is a ranger station stocked with all kinds of food.
(c) There is an old bridge that a person could walk across.
(d) There is evidence that Chris came that far and went back.
14. 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) A photo memorial to Chris on the dining room table.
(d) All of Chris's track trophies lined up on the mantle.
15. What important work does Walt McCandless do?
(b) Nuclear physicist.
(c) Advanced radar technology.
(d) CIA undercover.
Short Answer Questions
1. What evidence does Krakauer find that suggests Chris was ready to re-enter society?
2. What affected the eating habits of Chris's family?
3. Racing against a storm, Krakauer reaches the summit of the Thumb. How does he describe it?
4. How did the police know Chris's real last name?
5. What did the bones outside the bus reveal?
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