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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. 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.
2. Where did Chris leave from on April 15, 1992 on his journey to Alaska?
(d) Los angeles.
3. What is significant about August 5?
(a) It was the day he killed the caribou.
(b) It was Chris's birthday.
(c) It was Chris's 100th day in the wilderness.
(d) It was the day the moose hunters found his body.
4. What affected the eating habits of Chris's family?
(a) Learning that he starved to death.
(b) Thinking about how they found Chris's body.
(c) Not being able to eat rice.
(d) Thinking more about the homeless.
5. Why does Krakauer relate his own experiences in Chapter 14?
(a) To show how he was so much better than Chris.
(b) To show his affinity with Chris.
(c) To see if he is any different now as a mature man.
(d) To prove that he had no right to write about Chris.
6. What sad discovery does Krakauer make just a quarter mile down stream on the river?
(a) There is a ranger station stocked with all kinds of food.
(b) There is an old bridge that a person could walk across.
(c) There is evidence that Chris came that far and went back.
(d) At the now defunct station, a steel cable stretches across the river with an aluminum basket suspended from this cable by pulleys.
7. At the time of publication of the notice of Chris's death, what problem did the police have?
(a) They had beed unable to get the body out.
(b) They had been unable to identify him.
(c) They had no response from the public about the body.
(d) They did not have forensic labs in that part of Alaska.
8. Racing against a storm, Krakauer reaches the summit of the Thumb. How does he describe it?
(a) He describes it as a big disappointment.
(b) He describes it as the coldest place on earth.
(c) He describes it as breathtakingly beautiful.
(d) He describes the summit as malevolent and surreal.
9. What trait did sports reveal in Chris?
(a) He was lazy about training.
(b) He wanted other people to win.
(c) He did not take defeat well.
(d) He was not interested in competition.
10. What happened to Billie in July of 1992?
(a) She had a nervous breakdown.
(b) She had a vivid dream of Chris calling her for help.
(c) She had a dibilitating auto accident.
(d) She was diagnosed with cancer.
11. Why does Krakauer think Chris could not excrete poison from his body?
(a) His deteriorated body did not have enough glucose and amino acids to bind with the poisons.
(b) He did not have enough white blood cells to fight organisms.
(c) Melted snow water caused him to become severely constipated.
(d) His bowel and urinary sustems had shut down.
12. What two requests did Stuckey make of Alex as they parted company?
(a) Send him photos of his adventure and notify the forrest service where he will be.
(b) Wait until spring and work to get money for better boots.
(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.
13. 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.
14. 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 had lived a bigamist life for some years after Chris was born.
(d) Walt kept a mistress after Chris went to college.
15. What daunting challenge did Krakauer set for himself as a young man?
(a) To find out how much terror he can stand.
(b) To scale a mountain called the Devils Thumb alone.
(c) To ski down Mt. McKinley.
(d) To prove that he is always right.
Short Answer Questions
1. What was in the McCandless house that speaks to the feelings of Walt and Billie McCandless toward Chris?
2. How does Roman Dial, who teaches at the University of Alaska, interpret Chris's actions?
3. What did Walt leave in the bus?
4. What did Billie find in the bus?
5. When Krakauer was at the mountain he came to climb, what enhanced his emotions?
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