Into Thin Air Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Summit: 1:25 p.m., May 10, 1996 - 29,028 Feet.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does Krakauer plan to go for more oxygen?
(a) South Summit
(b) Camp Two
(c) Camp Three
(d) Base Camp

2. What time did Fischer and Hall decide as turn around time, even though there is no formal announcement to the team?
(a) 12:00PM
(b) 1:00PM
(c) 3:00PM
(d) 2:00PM

3. Who is the retired colonel who enjoys climbing because it gives him a mission in his new civilian life?
(a) Doug Hansen
(b) John Taske
(c) Beck Weathers
(d) Andy Harris

4. What is the final destination of the first hike of the climbers in Rob Hall's group?
(a) Camp Two
(b) Base Camp
(c) Camp One
(d) South Col

5. Who does Krakauer ask to turn down his oxygen tank because he wants to conserve his oxygen as he waits for other climbers?
(a) Scott Fischer
(b) Rob Hall
(c) David Brashears
(d) Andy Harris

Short Answer Questions

1. What climber actually saved the lives of five other climbers as he tried to ascent to the top of K2?

2. Who sneaks into Tibet and makes it up to 21,000 feet where he finds a cache of supplies, but dies anyway?

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

4. What is Andy Harris' wife's name, as Krakauer finds out from hiking with him?

5. Who accompanied Denman on a mission even though he knew it would be unsuccessful?

(see the answer key)

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