Into Thin Air Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who assembles Fischer's team in order to continue their descent?
(a) Neil Beidleman
(b) John Taske
(c) John Krakauer
(d) Mike Groom

2. "One must have drive, but too much drive will get _____________"
(a) One killed
(b) One to the top
(c) One lost
(d) One sick

3. Who is thought to be dead at this point of the story, although it is revealed later to not be the case?
(a) Beck Weathers
(b) Rob Hall
(c) David Brashears
(d) Mike Groom

4. Krakauer makes his way to the top of __________ where he must wait for descending climbers to pass.
(a) Summit
(b) South Col
(c) Western Cwm
(d) Hillary Step

5. Which leader of the South African group does not appear to be doing well?
(a) Bruce Herrod
(b) Bruce Hammond
(c) Brent Rumnan
(d) Brian Hillard

6. Who was told via a phone at Base Camp and Hutchison's message that Harris had made it down safely into Camp?
(a) Scott Fischer
(b) Helen Wilton
(c) Rob Hall
(d) Harris' wife

7. Who almost falls off the side of the rock face because he tries to climb before the ropes are secured?
(a) Scott Fischer
(b) Namba
(c) Doug Hansen
(d) John Krakauer

8. What does Hutchison ask Krakauer to check because it does not feel right?
(a) Climbing harness
(b) Oxygen tank
(c) Pack
(d) Coat

9. What does Krakauer want to avoid by moving quickly up the face on the one rope?
(a) Darkness
(b) A long line of climbers
(c) Fatigue
(d) Talking

10. Who nearly collapses at the top of the Hillary Step when climbing on Mount Everest?
(a) Doug Hansen
(b) No one
(c) Rob Hall
(d) Scott Fischer

11. What is Krakauer handed when he arrives in Base Camp, causing him to sit down and realize just what he has been through?
(a) Computer
(b) Beer
(c) Towel
(d) Phone

12. Which climbers were found ill, but alive, although no one stopped to help them?
(a) South African
(b) Japanese
(c) Chinese
(d) Indian

13. Which climber is openly scorned and hounded by journalists?
(a) Sandy Pittman
(b) Scott Fischer
(c) Lopsang
(d) John Krakauer

14. Who was supposed to have set up lines along the pathway up to the summit?
(a) Anatoli Bourkeev
(b) Sherpas from each team
(c) Hall and Fischer
(d) Mike Groom

15. Who continues to wait for Hansen at the summit because he wants to make sure someone else arrives?
(a) Stuart Hutchison
(b) Rob Hall
(c) Scott Fischer
(d) No one

Short Answer Questions

1. Who radios in that he is very tired when he is at the summit, then complains about how he doesn't feel well?

2. What time did Fischer and Hall decide as turn around time, even though there is no formal announcement to the team?

3. Which climber is found to be still breathing, but very near death. much to the surprise of everyone?

4. Whose directions does Krakauer decide to follow in his search for missing climbers?

5. Who was killed in an avalanche on Everest the next year?

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