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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of the large chunks into which the glacier breaks?
(a) Richets
(b) Slomas
(c) Stalagmites
(d) Seracs

2. Who is described as being from New Zealand, having a full beard, and being gregarious and funny?
(a) Rob Hall
(b) Andy Harris
(c) Anatoli Bourkeev
(d) Doug Hansen

3. Where is Hall's group first flying to by helicopter before they begin their climb up the mountain?
(a) Katmandu
(b) Nepal
(c) Tukha
(d) Lukla

4. What is the name of Rob Hall's climbing organization that leads climbers up to the summit of Mount Everest?
(a) Everest Evertons
(b) Mountain Explorers
(c) Adventure Consultants
(d) Mountain Madness

5. What is on the trail that slows down the hikers as they move along the glacier?
(a) Snow
(b) Ice
(c) Trees
(d) Rain

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. How many times has Fischer climbed Mount Everest?

5. Who is described as a difficult man who has deceived many people and created enemies on the mountain?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Doug Hansen stay behind while the rest of the climbers head up to Camp Three?

2. Who were the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest?

3. Why do Krakauer and Hansen have troubles getting out of their sleeping bags in the morning?

4. Who does Krakauer idolize from his own town, as related to his own hiking love?

5. When Krakauer looks out his airplane window, what does he find so absurd?

6. What is HACE?

7. How experienced are the climbers in Hall's group?

8. Why does Hall only have his group walk a few hours a day?

9. What is different about this climbing experience from other climbing experiences Krakauer has had?

10. What phrase does Krakauer use to describe the people on the trip with him right now?

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