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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. Where was Catherine Montgomery from?
2. How did Lou's son die?
3. How many nights in the past month did Cheryl tell Jimmy she had slept with a roof over her head in Chapter 11: “The Lou Out of Lou”?
4. When did Clinton Churchill Clarke die?
5. What is the name of Stacy and Trina's dog in the narrative?
Short Essay Questions
1. Where does Cheryl travel on the PCT in Chapter 13: “The Accumulation of Trees”? What destination does she reach?
2. Who is the reporter that Cheryl encounters in Chapter 11: “The Lou Out of Lou”? What happens during their exchange?
3. What leads Cheryl to contemplate Eddie in Chapter 10: “Range of Light”? What are her thoughts on Eddie?
4. What discoveries does Cheryl make upon arriving in Ashland, Oregon, in Chapter 15: “Box of Rain”?
5. What happens during Cheryl's day on the beach in Chapter 15: “Box of Rain”?
6. What is Cheryl's mindset like as she continues along her journey in Chapter 13: “The Accumulation of Trees”?
7. How does Cheryl respond to the situation when she discovers the water tank empty after crossing Hat Creek Rim in Chapter 12: "This Far"?
8. What discovery does Cheryl make in Cassel in Chapter 12: “This Far”? What action does Cheryl take in light of the discovery?
9. What historical and geological information about Crater Lake is related in Chapter 16: “Mazama”?
10. What happens when Cheryl attempts to camp before setting out on the PCT in Chapter 10: “Range of Light”?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the themes of friendship and human connection in Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. How does Cheryl evolve in her relationships as a result of her experiences on the trail? In what ways do Cheryl’s perceptions of men and women transform as she meets and befriends fellow hikers?
Essay Topic 2
Describe the setting of Kennedy Meadows in California and discuss the origin and history of “trail angels” along the PCT. What are trail angels? What do they do to assist hikers? How many miles had Cheryl hiked when she reached Kennedy Meadows? What is the terrain like in this area?
Essay Topic 3
Describe and discuss the narrative structure of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. How does the narrative develop tension and build in the first chapters? Would you say that the narrative style of the memoir is similar to the narrative style of a fictional novel? Why or why not?
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