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 doesn't Base Camp have as one of its many luxurious amenities?
(a) Satellite phone
(b) Hot tubs
(c) Electricity
(d) Hot water

2. What climber actually saved the lives of five other climbers as he tried to ascent to the top of K2?
(a) Schoening
(b) Scott Fischer
(c) Rob Hall
(d) Anatoli Bourkeev

3. Who is the quiet Australian that is the third guide in Rob Hall's group that is climbing to the summit?
(a) Matthew Good
(b) Jeremy Stillwater
(c) David Brashears
(d) Mike Groom

4. Whose flag had Krakauer brought with him to pose with at the summit, although he leaves it in his bag?
(a) United States
(b) Washington State
(c) Outside magazine
(d) No one's

5. Who, besides Harris, is said to be missing at this point of the story?
(a) Namba
(b) Scott Fischer
(c) Rob Hall
(d) Beck Weathers

Short Answer Questions

1. Who led an effort to clean up Base Camp when it was dirty in the 70's and 80's?

2. Which team climber falls to the ground when he reaches the summit?

3. What was Mount Everest's first official name?

4. Krakauer sees a dead body wrapped in a ______________ as they are climbing their second acclimatization climb.

5. Who insists the team should not leave the camp while Hall is still up on the mountain?

(see the answer key)

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