Come Back Safe, My Friends and The White Spider
1. In the story the author tells at the beginning of the book, how does the climber criticize Harrer's idea to write about the Eiger?
(a) He says the book will be boring and unreadable.
(b) He says the book will either be too detailed or too general.
(c) He says the book will be inaccessible and obscure.
(d) He says the book will either be sensationalistic or unnecessary.
2. What aspect of climbing does Harrer want to focus on in his book?
(a) The human side of climbing.
(b) The technical side of climbing.
(c) The nature conserevation side of climbing.
(d) The heroic side of climbing.
3. Why does Harrer write about the North Face of the Eiger?
(a) It was the first side climbed.
(b) It is the side that he chose to climb.
(c) It is the hardest to climb.
(d) It is the only climbable face.
4. How does Harrer view change and the Eiger mountain?
(a) He sees the Eiger as changing in short bursts.
(b) He sees the Eiger as resisting change and changing slowly.
(c) He sees the Eiger as ever changing.
(d) He sees the Eiger as always changing.
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