The White Spider: The Story of the North Face of the Eiger Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did Helmuth Drachsler and Walter Gstrein climb past the Spider?
(a) Up the center of the Spider.
(b) They didn't.
(c) Up a wall to the right.
(d) Up a wall to the left.

2. How many parties attempted to climb the North Face in 1954 and 1955?
(a) Three.
(b) None.
(c) One.
(d) Two.

3. What site was Alfred Hellepart lowered down to for the rescue attempt?
(a) The Ice Fluh.
(b) The precipice where Longhi was trapped.
(c) Corti's bivouac tent.
(d) The Third Ice Field.

4. What did Bonatti say about why he turned back, ending his climb attempt?
(a) Bonatti said the climb wasn't worth risking his life.
(b) Bonatti said the weather wasn't right for the climb.
(c) Bonatti said the mountain had gotten the better of him.
(d) Bonatti said he would try again the following year.

5. How did Radovan KuchaÅ™ and Zdeno Zibrin climb up to the Exit Cracks?
(a) Through a traverse along the edge of the spider.
(b) Up the Spider in avalanche conditions.
(c) Up the Spider, amidst rock and water falls.
(d) Up the rocks, bypassing the Spider.

6. How many successful ascents of the North Face were made in 1956?
(a) Two.
(b) None.
(c) One.
(d) Three.

7. What day did Sefano Longhi and Claudio Corti begin to climb the North Face?
(a) July 13, 1957.
(b) July 3, 1957.
(c) July 23, 1957.
(d) August 3, 1957.

8. Where did Boulaz, Attinger, Vaucher, and Darbellay bivouac on their second night?
(a) At the Mittellegi Hut.
(b) Near the Ramp.
(c) Near the Ice Hose.
(d) At the Swallow's Nest.

9. How many climbers were killed on the North Face in 1962?
(a) Three.
(b) None.
(c) Five.
(d) Seven.

10. What doubts were raised about Toni Hiebeler, Toni Kinschofer, Anderl Mannhardt, and Walter Almberger's climb of the North Face in 1961?
(a) Doubts about whether the climbers ever actually made the summit.
(b) Doubts about how the climbers used the window from the train tracks.
(c) Doubt about how the climbers used past climbers' ropes and pitons.
(d) Doubts about how filming of the climb affected the climbers.

11. How did Longhi and Corti's climb up the North Face begin?
(a) Longhi's rope broke, and they had to return.
(b) They got on the wrong route.
(c) They got caught in a snowstorm.
(d) They forgot Corti's food and had to return.

12. On July 31, 1962, how many parties reached the summit of the Eiger from the North Face?
(a) One.
(b) Two.
(c) Three.
(d) Four.

13. Where did Erich Vanis, Hans Ratay, and Karl Lugmayer bivouac their first night on the mountain in 1952?
(a) At the Mittellegi Hut.
(b) At the Ramp.
(c) Above the Second Ice Field.
(d) At the Swallow's Nest.

14. How many nights did Corti, Longhi, Nothdurft and Mayer bivouac on the North Face?
(a) Six.
(b) Seven.
(c) Four.
(d) Five.

15. What put the claims of two Swiss climbers who said they climbed the North Face in one day in doubt?
(a) Testimony of the Swiss climbers' families.
(b) Photos.
(c) Testimony of witnesses from the ground.
(d) Testimony of other climbers.

Short Answer Questions

1. What year was the final section of the book added?

2. What caused Boulaz, Attinger, Vaucher, and Darbellay to turn back?

3. What happened to Lugmayer during the climb?

4. What nationality were Helmuth Drachsler and Walter Gstrein?

5. How far did Italian climber Walter Bonatti get in his solo attempt to climb the North Face in 1963?

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