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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. 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 refused a new car because there were so many people who did not have one.
(c) He began bringing homeless people to his dorm room.
(d) He started a soup kitchen in Annandale.
2. What did Billie find in the bus?
(a) A coffee mug with the family monogram on it.
(b) A spoon from an old family silverware set.
(c) Photos of her and Walt.
(d) One of Buck's dog collars.
3. 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) A truck driver named Gaylord Stuckey picked him up.
(d) He walked most of the way.
4. 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 had beed unable to get the body out.
(c) They did not have forensic labs in that part of Alaska.
(d) They had no response from the public about the body.
5. 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.
6. Where did Chris leave from on April 15, 1992 on his journey to Alaska?
(d) Los angeles.
7. Two decades later, what has Krakauer learned about his relationship with his father?
(a) Krakauer realizes he was selfish, stubborn, and as difficult for his father to deal with as his father's behavior had been for him.
(b) Krakauer learned that his father was always shallow and always would be.
(c) Krakauer learned that he had been right to defy his father.
(d) Krakauer learned that he had improved himself by not becoming like his father.
8. How far did Chris travel on the Stampede Trail before he located the abandoned bus?
(a) Twenty miles.
(b) A mile and a half.
(c) Ten miles.
(d) Forty miles.
9. August 12, Chris left the bus to forage for berries. What did the note he left on the door say?
(a) It was a desperate plea for assistance signed with his real name.
(b) "If I do not return, look for me north of the bus."
(c) "There is stew on the stove, go in and help yourself."
(d) "Gone fishing, be back in one hour."
10. 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) Chris had written down the names and addresses of everyone who had helped him so he could visit them again.
(d) The graffiti Chris drew on the bus indicated he wanted to see people again.
11. 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 evidence that Chris came that far and went back.
(c) There is an old bridge that a person could walk across.
(d) At the now defunct station, a steel cable stretches across the river with an aluminum basket suspended from this cable by pulleys.
12. What characteristic of his father's does Krakauer mention as a flaw?
(a) That his father could never admit to being wrong.
(b) That his father never climbed a mountain.
(c) That his father was too kind to everyone.
(d) That his father worked too many jobs.
13. 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 show how he was so much better than Chris.
(d) To prove that he had no right to write about Chris.
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 is indeed a wide, churning flow of water.
(b) The river was overflowing its banks.
(c) The ice was breaking up and the footing was dangerous.
(d) There are dangerous rocks just under the surface of the water.
15. What affected the eating habits of Chris's family?
(a) Not being able to eat rice.
(b) Thinking about how they found Chris's body.
(c) Learning that he starved to death.
(d) Thinking more about the homeless.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Krakauer think Chris could not excrete poison from his body?
2. What important work does Walt McCandless do?
3. When did Jon Krakauer interview Walt McCandless?
4. What did the bones outside the bus reveal?
5. After Chris left home, why didnn't Carine get upset when he won't tell her where he was?
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