Into the Wild Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did the Candless family not follow the route Chris had taken to get to the bus as Billie wanted?

2. What was in the McCandless house that speaks to the feelings of Walt and Billie McCandless toward Chris?

3. Why does Krakauer think Chris could not excrete poison from his body?

4. What information does Gallien provide the police?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What kind of work made Walt McCandless such a success?

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

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

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

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

6. As Krakauer, visiting the site, stood on the banks of the raging Teklanika River, what advantage did he have that Chris did not have?

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

8. How does swainsonine become lethal in the body?

9. In Chris's journal, what did he think was happening to him?

10. Carine knew that Chris was leaving but she didn't know where he was going. Why?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write about mountain climbing and the kinds of people who are compelled to do that. Use examples from the book as well as any information you find about other mountain climbers. Sir Edmond Hillery and Mr. Everest might be a good example.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay about Walt and Billie as examples of people working hard to fulfill the American dream. Explain whether you think their ambition might have affected their children. Conclude with your opinion about making money and making a life.

Essay Topic 3

Gather information about Jack London. Write about how Chris admired his description of survival in the Alaskan wilderness but did not recognize it as fiction written by a man who never did the things included in his book, CALL OF THE WILD.

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