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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What alias did Ruess carve on the walls of the canyon?
(a) Ahab.
(b) Yosemite Sam.
(c) Frost.
(d) Nemo.

2. What did Walt and Billie McCandless discover when they drive to Chris's apartment in Atlanta?
(a) That he had moved out three months before.
(b) That the building had been torn down.
(c) That Chris had never lived there.
(d) That there was no such address.

3. In what way did Chris exhibit a double standard about money?
(a) He now wanted to collect all the money he could to outfit himself for Alaska.
(b) He refused to take money for the work he did, but accepted goods that probably cost as much.
(c) He borrowed money that he knew he could never repay.
(d) He refused to let Jan drive him to pick up his last check at McDonald's.

4. Impressed with Chris's intelligence, what did Franz try to get him to do?
(a) Clean up and get a good job.
(b) Start teaching young people.
(c) Get an education.
(d) Write a book about his travels.

5. What did Westerberg give Chris?
(a) A ride to Alaska.
(b) A meal and a room for the night.
(c) A job on his combine crew.
(d) A pair of rubber boots.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Chris make at Franz's house?

2. When Franz offered to give Chris a ride to his campsite, what is it he didn't know?

3. What surprising thing about Chris does Westerberg remember about him?

4. What was Chris's plan for after college that he did not tell his family?

5. Where had Chris McCandless attended school and graduated with honors?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Krakauer's summary of Chris's actions during the time he was looking for work to save up for Alaska?

2. Explain Chris's lack of readiness for his Alaskan adventure.

3. Why was there a break in Chris's journal entries after he left Las Vegas in 1991?

4. Explain why Gallien decided not to notify the authorities of Chris's plan.

5. Describe the first indication that Walt and Billie McCandless had of where Chris might be.

6. What kind of place was The Slabs?

7. How does Krakauer compare and contrast Chris and his father?

8. When Jim Gallien picked Chris up, what went through the back of his mind?

9. Why do people still come to the site where the bus stands?

10. Why does Krakauer include the story of Everett Ruess in Chapter 9?

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