Touching the Void Multiple Choice Test Questions

Joe Simpson (mountaineer)
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Multiple Choice

1. How far from the nearest village do Joe, Simon, and Richard pitch base camp?
(a) 28 miles of rough walking.
(b) 5 miles of glacier.
(c) 56 miles of rough walking.
(d) 28 miles of easy walking.

2. What is the elevation of Siula Grande?
(a) 29,000 feet.
(b) 21,000 feet.
(c) 21,000 metres.
(d) 4,500 feet.

3. Who is the first character mentioned by the author?
(a) Richard.
(b) Joe's parents.
(c) Ian.
(d) Simon.

4. In the opening scene, what is Richard's tent covered with?
(a) Ice.
(b) Mud.
(c) Hoar frost.
(d) Snow.

5. Where do Joe and Simon first meet Richard?
(a) In a hotel in Lima.
(b) In Zaire.
(c) On the beach.
(d) On the mountain.

6. What animals do the climbers use to transport their gear to base camp?
(a) Donkeys.
(b) Mules.
(c) Yaks.
(d) Llamas.

7. Where does Richard sleep on the way up to base camp?
(a) In a pigsty.
(b) In a hammock.
(c) In his tent.
(d) In a snow cave.

8. How does Joe describe Simon's eyes?
(a) Brown and mad.
(b) Blue and laughing.
(c) Bright green.
(d) Steel blue.

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