Into Thin Air Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Everest Base Camp: May 13, 1996 - 17,600 Feet.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What kind of attitude does Fischer have towards mountain climbing?
(a) Don't take chances
(b) Full speed ahead
(c) Zen and serene
(d) Highly organized and efficient

2. What is the name of Rob Hall's climbing organization that leads climbers up to the summit of Mount Everest?
(a) Mountain Madness
(b) Adventure Consultants
(c) Mountain Explorers
(d) Everest Evertons

3. What is the name of Scott Fischer's climbing organization?
(a) Mountain Madness
(b) Adventure Consultants
(c) Adventure Galore
(d) Mountain Explorers

4. Whose directions does Krakauer decide to follow in his search for missing climbers?
(a) Hall's
(b) Fischer's
(c) Bourkeev's
(d) Wilton's

5. Who is the Surveyor General of India that names the peak Mount Everest?
(a) Sir Phineas Fogg
(b) Sir Edmund Hillary
(c) Sir Andrew Waugh
(d) Sir Edward Willings

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was told via a phone at Base Camp and Hutchison's message that Harris had made it down safely into Camp?

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

3. What is Krakauer impatient about as he runs out of oxygen?

4. Who continues to wait for Hansen at the summit because he wants to make sure someone else arrives?

5. Who tells one of Fischer's Sherpas to stay behind?

(see the answer key)

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