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. The Japanese team was quoted as saying, "Above 8,000 meters is not a place where people can afford ________."
(a) Hesitation
(b) To help
(c) Morality
(d) Pity

2. Who is thought to be dead at this point of the story, although it is revealed later to not be the case?
(a) Mike Groom
(b) Rob Hall
(c) Beck Weathers
(d) David Brashears

3. Krakauer sees a dead body wrapped in a ______________ as they are climbing their second acclimatization climb.
(a) Red sheet
(b) Blue sheet
(c) White sheet
(d) Silver wrap

4. Who is the Base Camp manager for the group?
(a) Maxwell Huntington
(b) Helen Wilton
(c) Sue Sparks
(d) David Brashears

5. What is Andy Harris' wife's name, as Krakauer finds out from hiking with him?
(a) Maddie Lane
(b) Mary Richardson
(c) Lola Harris
(d) Fiona Stevenson

Short Answer Questions

1. Who decides to dress lightly, thinking the sun will warm him up, but instead finds out the wind makes him very cold?

2. Fischer is from _________.

3. Where is Hall's group first flying to by helicopter before they begin their climb up the mountain?

4. How many people in Hall's group (besides Hall) have ever climbed above 8,000 feet?

5. Who were the first known climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest?

(see the answer key)

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