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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 did Chris do the summer after his sophomore year in college?
(a) He took a cross country hike.
(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 returned to Annandale and wrote a flawless software program.

2. 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 show his affinity with Chris.
(d) To see if he is any different now as a mature man.

3. How does Roman Dial, who teaches at the University of Alaska, interpret Chris's actions?
(a) He thinks the native Alaskans are right to condemn Chris.
(b) Roman thinks no one should ever attempt what Chris did.
(c) He agrees that Chris was borderline neurotic.
(d) Roman admires McCandless's efforts but would not undertake them himself.

4. When Krakauer reached an impassable place on the mountain, what did he do?
(a) There was nothing to do but descend.
(b) He sat down and cried.
(c) He radioed for help.
(d) He started traveling horizontally on the mountain.

5. Why did the Candless family not follow the route Chris had taken to get to the bus as Billie wanted?
(a) The Teklanika River was running too high, and the group was advised not to attempt it.
(b) There was no time to take that route as Chris had done.
(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.

Short Answer Questions

1. How far did Chris travel on the Stampede Trail before he located the abandoned bus?

2. What happened 10 months after Chris's death?

3. What evidence does Krakauer find that suggests Chris was ready to re-enter society?

4. What did Billie leave in the bus?

5. What affected the eating habits of Chris's family?

Short Essay Questions

1. To show his kindred spirit with Chris, what does Krakauer write about in Chapter 14?

2. Describe why the McCandlesses could not take the exact trek to the bus that Chris had taken.

3. What is so unusual about Chris's never seeing another human being while he was camped at the bus?

4. What do Carine and her parents regret after the fact of Chris's death?

5. What items did Billie and Walt McCandless leave behind in the bus?

6. What defense does Krakauer make of Chris's ability to survive in the wild?

7. Who was Sam McCandless, and why was he the one to notify Chris's parents?

8. What discovery about himself did Krakauer make after conquering Devil's Thumb?

9. What indicates to Krakauer that there was a very close relationship between Carine and Chris?

10. What was Chris's problem with his parents monetary success?

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