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. Who was supposed to have set up lines along the pathway up to the summit?
(a) Sherpas from each team
(b) Hall and Fischer
(c) Mike Groom
(d) Anatoli Bourkeev

2. Where is Hall's group first flying to by helicopter before they begin their climb up the mountain?
(a) Tukha
(b) Lukla
(c) Nepal
(d) Katmandu

3. Who is critical of the treatment of the Sherpa by Fischer's medical team?
(a) Rob Hall
(b) Scott Fischer
(c) Mike Groom
(d) John Krakauer

4. Hall only makes his climbers hike a few miles a day because of the _______________.
(a) Rough terrain
(b) Bad weather
(c) Heat
(d) Thin air

5. What does Krakauer want to avoid by moving quickly up the face on the one rope?
(a) Talking
(b) Darkness
(c) A long line of climbers
(d) Fatigue

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Krakauer help the Sherpas chop ice for when they get back to camp?

2. Who is the person on Fischer's team who is a legend in Himalayan climbing?

3. Who finally goes on to attach the lines that are necessary to allow the climbers up the mountain?

4. Who gives the injured person in #137 his spare canister of oxygen?

5. Harris and __________ are leading the group on the way to Camp Two.

(see the answer key)

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