Into the Wild Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 160 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

Into the Wild Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 160 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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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 did Chris do on frequent visits to Franz's apartment in Salton City?

2. What happened when the moose hunters got to the bus where they plan to camp out?

3. What did Gallien notice about Chris's boots?

4. What item of clothing did Chris seem to abhor?

5. Although Waterman became something of a local hero, what job did he have in Fairbanks?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Krakauer rebut the idea that Chris was a reckless idiot, a wacko, a narcissist?

2. When hunters discovered Chris's body in September of 1992, what did they decide to do?

3. Discuss Chris's abandonment of his beloved Datsun.

4. Discuss the difference between Chris's treatment of his parents and the way he treated strangers.

5. Describe Walt McCandless as a professional and a businessman.

6. How did there happen to be an abandoned bus where Chris could find it?

7. Why was there a break in Chris's journal entries after he left Las Vegas in 1991?

8. Jon Krakauer wrote an article about Chris McCandless for OUTSIDE magazine in January of 1993. Explain why Krakauer was then compelled to write the book, Into The Wild

9. Describe Westerberg's comments to Krakauer two months after Chris died.

10. The man Chris describes as a lunatic, Charlie, holds what kind of opinion about Chris?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write about respect for authority. Using the example of Chris failing one course, physics, because he refused to turn in his assignments according to the way the professor wanted them. Then broaden the point of view. You may want to write about taggers (delinquents who paint graffiti on public buildings). Conclude with your idea about what society would be like if everyone simply did whatever he or she pleased without regard to others or the law.

Essay Topic 2

Write about hitchhiking. What are the dangers? Why do people not pick up hitchhikers very much? Include Gaylord Stuckey, who seldom picked up hitchhikers, and Jim Gallien who picked Chris up even though he was carrying a rifle.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay expressing your opinion of Chris McCandless. Answer whether he was mentally stable, how he did or did not use people, whether he might have survived except for some bad luck, and how well he was prepared to survive alone.

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