Into Thin Air Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Summit: 3:40 p.m., May 10, 1996 - 29,028 Feet.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many camps are above Base Camp, according to Krakauer's description of the mountain?
(a) 3
(b) 4
(c) 6
(d) 5

2. Who nearly collapses at the top of the Hillary Step when climbing on Mount Everest?
(a) No one
(b) Rob Hall
(c) Scott Fischer
(d) Doug Hansen

3. Who removes his mask and does not use it as they begin their descent?
(a) Andy Harris
(b) Rob Hall
(c) Scott Fischer
(d) Doug Hansen

4. Who continues to wait for Hansen at the summit because he wants to make sure someone else arrives?
(a) Rob Hall
(b) Scott Fischer
(c) Stuart Hutchison
(d) No one

5. The Icefall is a dangerous area that is laid out in ropes and _____________.
(a) Fishing lines
(b) Poles
(c) Bridges
(d) Aluminum ladders

Short Answer Questions

1. The route on this first climb is over the Khumbu Glacier which is in the part called ________________.

2. Who looked to be the strongest, but is worn out by the quick pace at the start?

3. What do some of the climbers unpack when they are getting ready for their first acclimatization climb, much to Krakauer's alarm?

4. What is the name of John Krakauer's wife?

5. What is the name of the part on the climb where the glacier fractures into large chunks?

(see the answer key)

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