Into Thin Air Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through South Col: 7:30 a.m., May 11, 1996 - 26,000 Feet.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many times has Fischer climbed Mount Everest?
(a) 5
(b) 1
(c) 3
(d) 4

2. Who does Krakauer ask to turn down his tank of oxygen in order to conserve oxygen?
(a) Rob Hall
(b) Doug Hansen
(c) Andy Harris
(d) Mike Groom

3. Who is NOT one of the climbers that decides to turn back when they realize they will reach the summit later than they should?
(a) John Taske
(b) Doug Hansen
(c) Lou Kasischke
(d) Stuart Hutchison

4. Who assembles Fischer's team in order to continue their descent?
(a) Neil Beidleman
(b) John Krakauer
(c) John Taske
(d) Mike Groom

5. What expedition also has just reached the top at about 4:00 P.M.?
(a) Chinese
(b) South African
(c) American
(d) Indian

Short Answer Questions

1. Which climbers were found ill, but alive, although no one stopped to help them?

2. What did Bourkeev do that necessitated that Fischer descend to help a client?

3. Who was Hall's first partner when he began his climbing operation?

4. In 1852, who takes a complete survey of India in order to find out more about this land that is their colony now?

5. After whom is Mount Everest named?

(see the answer key)

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