Touching the Void Quiz

Joe Simpson (mountaineer)
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Questions 1-5 of 25:


After 12 hours in the crevasse, Joe finally escapes. Although briefly mentioned in the chapter "In the Far Distance", a new character is now officially introduced. Who is it? (from In the Far Distance)


Why does Joe smell a foul odor? (from Tears in the Night, Epilogue)


What is Joe attempting to do when he falls and injures himself? (from Disaster)


What becomes Joe's obsession in the moraines? (from A Land Without Pity)


Why doesn't Joe want to go to the hospital right away? (from Tears in the Night, Epilogue)

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