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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was Hall's first partner when he began his climbing operation?
(a) Scott Fischer
(b) Doug Hansen
(c) Greg Ball
(d) Andy Harris

2. The route on this first climb is over the Khumbu Glacier which is in the part called ________________.
(a) Glacier Fall
(b) South Col
(c) Icefall Danger
(d) Western Cwm

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

4. Who gives a call to Groom, telling him to call off the climb?
(a) Jeremy Watson
(b) Anatoli Bourkeev
(c) Rob Hall
(d) Scott Fischer

5. What was Mount Everest's first official name?
(a) Mountain XV
(b) Peak XV
(c) Mountain X
(d) Peak X

6. Who meets Krakauer at the airport when he lands in India for his climbing journey?
(a) Anatoli Bourkeev
(b) Scott Fischer
(c) Andy Harris
(d) Rob Hall

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

8. Who is the overachieving doctor, one who is actually hooked on climbing for its real challenges?
(a) Andy Harris
(b) John Taske
(c) Doug Hansen
(d) Beck Weathers

9. What does Krakauer help the Sherpas chop ice for when they get back to camp?
(a) The bathrooms
(b) The water supply
(c) The tents
(d) The meals

10. What is the name of the highest camp on Mount Everest?
(a) Camp Two
(b) Camp Four
(c) Camp Five
(d) Camp Three

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

12. Who decides to dress lightly, thinking the sun will warm him up, but instead finds out the wind makes him very cold?
(a) Andy Harris
(b) Doug Hansen
(c) John Krakauer
(d) John Taske

13. The Icefall is a dangerous area that is laid out in ropes and _____________.
(a) Poles
(b) Fishing lines
(c) Aluminum ladders
(d) Bridges

14. Who is the inexperienced climber that made it to the top of Everest with a guide?
(a) Dick Bass
(b) Robert Menis
(c) Richard Mills
(d) Doug Hansen

15. Harris and __________ are leading the group on the way to Camp Two.
(a) John Krakauer
(b) Rob Hall
(c) Beck Weathers
(d) John Taske

Short Answer Questions

1. How many camps are above Base Camp, according to Krakauer's description of the mountain?

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

3. What quality is Krakauer impressed with as the answer to #110 comes down the mountain?

4. What did Bourkeev do that necessitated that Fischer descend to help a client?

5. What is the name of John Krakauer's wife?

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