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Cheryl Strayed
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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 title of the book that Cheryl brought on her hike to tell her how to use her compass?
(a) Finding Your Way.
(b) North and South.
(c) Getting Lost.
(d) Staying Found.

2. How old was Cheryl when she first met Joe?
(a) 26.
(b) 22.
(c) 24.
(d) 19.

3. What vehicle did Cheryl encounter on the jeep trail as she was making her way toward Quincy in Chapter 9: “Staying Found”?
(a) A blue corvette.
(b) A red Jeep.
(c) A black SUV.
(d) A green SUV.

4. What school was Cheryl's ex-husband accepted to for graduate studies in New York?
(a) New York University.
(b) Columbia University.
(c) Pratt Institute.
(d) The New School.

5. What book did Cheryl receive in her supply box in Kennedy Meadows?
(a) The Poetry of Emily Dickinson.
(b) The Complete Stories of Edgar Allan Poe.
(c) The Complete Plays of William Shakespeare.
(d) The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor.

Short Answer Questions

1. Cheryl Strayed writes in Chapter 3: “Hunching in a Remotely Upright Position,” "Every now and then I could see myself--truly see myself--and a sentence would come to me, thundering like a god into my head, and as I saw myself then in front of that tarnished mirror what came to me was" what?

2. Where was Cheryl's first supply stop on the PCT?

3. What is the highest peak in the contiguous United States?

4. What is the name of Cheryl's step-father?

5. For approximately how many months was Cheryl planning on hiking the PCT as she set out in Chapter 3: “Hunching in a Remotely Upright Position”?

Short Essay Questions

1. What symbolism is revealed to be connected to the feather that Cheryl carries in Chapter 8: “Corvidology”?

2. Where did Cheryl go before she left Minnesota for her hike? What did she do here, according to the narrative in Chapter 2: “Splitting”?

3. How would you describe Cheryl's mindset as she returns to the PCT in Chapter 9: “Staying Found”?

4. What are the "last-minute" items that Cheryl remembers to bring as she sets out in Chapter 3: “Hunching in a Remotely Upright Position”?

5. What items does Cheryl describe that she has brought for her journey in Chapter 3: “Hunching in a Remotely Upright Position”?

6. What memories of Cheryl's divorce are shared with the reader in Chapter 6: “A Bull in Both Directions”?

7. Describe Cheryl's encounter with the fox in Chapter 9: “Staying Found.” What inner emotions are revealed in this excerpt of the memoir?

8. When does Cheryl stop hiking on her first day on the PCT in Chapter 4: “The Pacific Crest Trail, Volume I: California”? What are her thoughts as she camps?

9. How does Cheryl describe her early childhood and her biological father in Chapter 1: “The Ten Thousand Things”?

10. What invitation is extended to Cheryl from Doug and Tom in Chapter 8: “Corvidology”? How does Cheryl respond?

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