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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Krakauer believes climbing Everest is not about the adrenaline rush, but it is 'more about ___________."
(a) Enduring pain
(b) Making it
(c) Surviving
(d) Loving struggles

2. Where does Krakauer land when he arrives in Nepal?
(a) Katmandu
(b) Tanuku
(c) Bangalore
(d) Bangladesh

3. Who carries most of the gear for the climbers as they continue their hike up the mountain?
(a) Rob Hall
(b) Sherpas
(c) Doug Hansen
(d) John Krakauer

4. What causes the brain damage in the Sherpa?
(a) Poison
(b) Bacteria
(c) Cancer
(d) Lack of oxygen

5. What is affecting Krukauer's ability to think clearly while at the summit of Mount Everest?
(a) Low oxygen
(b) Other climbers
(c) Heavy snow
(d) Loud noises

6. What are the jobs Krakauer takes up in order to finance his climbing hobby?
(a) Fishing and sailing
(b) Carpentry and writing
(c) Surveying and geocaching
(d) Fishing and carpentry

7. What is Harris' wife's occupation?
(a) Veterinarian
(b) Physician
(c) Novelist
(d) Writer

8. Who are the main guides of Nepal that help the climbers with their goals of reaching the summit?
(a) Sholas
(b) Sherpos
(c) Saldas
(d) Sherpas

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

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

11. Krakauer sees a dead body wrapped in a ______________ as they are climbing their second acclimatization climb.
(a) Red sheet
(b) Silver wrap
(c) White sheet
(d) Blue sheet

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

13. Who is suspected to have frostbite and a frozen larynx?
(a) Rob Hall
(b) Doug Hansen
(c) Andy Harris
(d) John Krakauer

14. What is so special about the man who is the answer to #27?
(a) He has not climbed Everest before.
(b) He is already wearing his gear.
(c) He has climbed Everest ten times.
(d) He does not speak English.

15. Who does Fischer actually depend on for financial support for his climbing?
(a) His brother
(b) His partner
(c) His parents
(d) His wife

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year did the Mount Everest tragedy as described in the book take place among the climbers in Rob Hall's and Scott Fischer's teams?

2. Who is the Base Camp manager for the group?

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

4. Hall says, "I think it's pretty unlikely that we'll get through this season without something ______ happening up high."

5. How many continents' highest points did Rob Hall climb in a period of seven months once?

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