Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Cheryl Strayed
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of Frank's wife in the narrative?

2. How many days was Cheryl on the PCT before she reached Golden Oak Springs in Chapter 5: “Tracks”?

3. What animal did Cheryl have a moving encounter with in Chapter 9: “Staying Found”?

4. Who is the author of The Dream of a Common Language?

5. The California coast parallels the PCT more or less about how many miles away, according to the author in Chapter 6: “A Bull in Both Directions”?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What book inspired Cheryl's journey? Where did Cheryl first encounter this book?

3. How does Cheryl's encounter with Greg influence her mindset on the trail in Chapter 6: “A Bull in Both Directions”?

4. What revelations about herself does Cheryl have while looking into the mirror before setting out for the PCT in Chapter 3: “Hunching in a Remotely Upright Position”?

5. What encounters with animals does Cheryl describe along her journey in Chapter 5: “Tracks”? What realizations do these encounters lead her to?

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

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

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

9. What map does Cheryl describe in the beginning of Chapter 2: “Splitting”?

10. What information does Cheryl learn during her detour in Chapter 6: “A Bull in Both Directions”?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the narrative style of Wild. Is the story related from a first, second, or third-person perspective? Is it related in present or past tense? What impact does each of these choices have on the reader?

Essay Topic 2

Describe some of the oversights that Cheryl made when preparing for her trip. What are some oversights Cheryl made when packing her supplies? How might Cheryl have prevented some of the conflicts in the narrative?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Cheryl’s encounters with Greg, Albert, and Matt in the narrative. Although Cheryl had previously encountered people, these were the first of the PCT hikers she had met on her journey. How did Cheryl relate to these people? How did her interactions with them help her to build confidence?

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