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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who led an effort to clean up Base Camp when it was dirty in the 70's and 80's?
(a) EPA
(b) Commercial guides
(c) Sherpas
(d) Climbers

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

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

4. Which of the guides have already become ill as a result of the conditions at Lobuje?
(a) Scott Fischer
(b) Andy Harris
(c) Rob Hall
(d) Mike Groom

5. What is Ang Dorje called by the other climbers in the group?
(a) Climbing monkey
(b) Smiling sherpa
(c) Sherpa master
(d) Climbing sirdar

6. In what is Base Camp located?
(a) Dense forest
(b) Large cave
(c) Natural ampitheatre
(d) Underground

7. Fischer is from _________.
(a) Portland
(b) Seattle
(c) Spokane
(d) Boston

8. Harris and his wife helped run a clinic at __________ which is on the way to Base Camp.
(a) Pheriche
(b) Lobogi
(c) Lulka
(d) Mache

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

10. What is the final destination of the first hike of the climbers in Rob Hall's group?
(a) Camp Two
(b) South Col
(c) Base Camp
(d) Camp One

11. Who is in charge of making medical decisions for Fischer's group, although she has no altitude experience?
(a) Helen Wilton
(b) Ingrid Hunt
(c) Sue Mackenzie
(d) John Terrence

12. Doug Hansen and __________ are being led up to the summit by Rob Hall as Krakauer begins his descent.
(a) Gau
(b) Neil Beidleman
(c) Andy Harris
(d) Yasuko Namba

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

14. What does Krakauer says deepens when he hears that an inexperienced climber makes it to the top of Everest?
(a) Pride
(b) Willingness
(c) Snobbery
(d) Desire

15. Who does Krakauer see climbing up to the summit and who appears as looking beat?
(a) Andy Harris
(b) Scott Fischer
(c) Rob Hall
(d) Doug Hansen

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of role does Krakauer think Bourkeev sees himself as one of the guides?

2. What kind of attitude does Fischer have towards mountain climbing?

3. Who is suspected to have frostbite and a frozen larynx?

4. Who is the quiet Australian that is the third guide in Rob Hall's group that is climbing to the summit?

5. What is the answer to #93's other main role for Fischer's group?

(see the answer keys)

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