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Aron Ralston
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Aron Ralston
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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 one example of Ralston's resourcefulness to keep warm?
(a) He huddles close to the chockstone and wall.
(b) He tucks his head into his Camelbak.
(c) He runs in place to keep warm.
(d) He turns the digital camera bag into a makeshift sleeve.

2. Ralston's fascination with canyons stems from what time in his life?
(a) A school fieldtrip across Colorado.
(b) Photographic books from a family friend.
(c) Outdoor adventure camp.
(d) A family vacation to Utah and Grand Canyon.

3. Near the beginning of Ralston's hike, he meets which other hikers?
(a) Grace and Sammy.
(b) Molly and Taylor.
(c) Steve and Eve.
(d) Megan and Kristi.

4. Considering Ralston's risky adventures, how does he see himself dying?
(a) On his death bed, due to natural causes.
(b) Abruptly, such as in a fall.
(c) A slow death, such as his current predicament.
(d) Jumping a cliff on skis.

5. What does Ralston do to try and keep himself warm?
(a) Ralston rubs his legs and arms with his hand.
(b) Ralston puts on his Camelbak.
(c) Ralston tucks his limbs into his clothing.
(d) Ralston places the Camelbak above him as a windshield.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the place in which Ralston is trapped?

2. Once in the water, what happens to Ralston?

3. Where does Ralston find work in Aspen?

4. What conservationist author does Ralston and the other hikers admire?

5. How does John Griffith get his nickname?

Short Essay Questions

1. In addition to the direct injury of his pinned arm, what other challenges does Ralston face from being stuck in one place?

2. What external events serve as a reminder to Ralston that he is lucky despite his risky adventures?

3. Describe the possible consequences Ralston faces if he decides to amputate his arm.

4. Why is it be natural for Betty Darr to come up in Ralston's mind during his entrapment?

5. Of all of Ralston's climbs, Humphrey's Peak is one of the more memorable. What is important about the Humphrey's Peak climb?

6. What "clothing" does Ralston makeshift for himself to keep warm at night? What else does he do to stay warm from the chill?

7. Although Ralston is trapped, why does he find it important to keep track of his bicycle lock key?

8. How does Ralston's attitude about the outdoors change over time while growing up?

9. Other than the technical skills Ralston learns from his friends about the outdoors, how does Ralston use his educational background to help him in the canyon?

10. What does "Geologic Time Includes Now" mean?

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