Into Thin Air Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Northeast Ridge: May 10, 1996 - 28,550 Feet.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What kind of role does Krakauer think Bourkeev sees himself as one of the guides?
(a) Technical
(b) Assisting
(c) Tour guide
(d) Medical

2. Who looked to be the strongest, but is worn out by the quick pace at the start?
(a) Frank Fischbeck
(b) John Taske
(c) Stuart Hutchison
(d) Doug Hansen

3. Krakauer considers himself to be _____ to think he has what it takes to climb Everest.
(a) Courageous
(b) An expert
(c) Delusional
(d) Confident

4. Who asks Krakauer to clear the ice from his oxygen equipment in order to make sure it's functioning?
(a) Andy Harris
(b) Doug Hansen
(c) Rob Hall
(d) Beck Weathers

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Krakauer believes climbing Everest is not about the adrenaline rush, but it is 'more about ___________."

2. The climbers on Everest do not _____________ for safety, which is different from other climbs Krakauer has done.

3. Who is waiting for Fischer when he reaches the Everest summit because he feels indebted to him?

4. What does Krakauer notice in the sky after taking pictures? This is something that he had not noticed before.

5. What is obscuring the actual peak for the team climbing in #151, making it look much closer than it actually is?

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