Into The Wild: Chapter 6-7 Quiz

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Welcome to the "Into the Wild: Chapter 6-7 Quiz"! This quiz will test your knowledge of the captivating events and themes in Chapters 6 and 7 of Jon Krakauer's renowned non-fiction book "Into the Wild." With ten thought-provoking questions, you'll journey through the captivating narrative of Chris McCandless's real-life adventure into the Alaskan wilderness.

Whether you are a literature enthusiast or intrigued by the book's spirit of exploration, this quiz offers an engaging opportunity to test your understanding of Chapters 6 and 7. Embark on this literary adventure, and let your knowledge shine in this Into the Wild quiz!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Why does Ron Franz reach out to the magazine, Outside, with a written letter?

    • A.

      He wants to get in contact with Jon Krakauer to interview him for an upcoming television series

    • B.

      He wants a copy of the magazine that ran the story of Chris McCandless.

    • C.

      He wants to determine if there were any copyright infringements

    • D.

      He wants to get in touch with the McCandless family

    Correct Answer
    B. He wants a copy of the magazine that ran the story of Chris McCandless.
    Explanation
    Franz eagerly seeks the magazine featuring Chris McCandless' tale in "Into the Wild," craving a glimpse into the enigmatic journey that captivated his curiosity. In pursuit of understanding, Franz's yearning for this story becomes his compass.

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  • 2. 

    Why didn't McCandless accept Westerberg's offer to buy a plane ticket to send him to Alaska?

    • A.

      He couldn't afford to pay him back.

    • B.

      He thinks flying would be cheating.

    • C.

      He thinks flying would wreck the entire trip.

    • D.

      Only option B and C

    Correct Answer
    D. Only option B and C
    Explanation
    McCandless didn't accept Westerberg's plane ticket offer in "Into the Wild" due to his strong desire for self-reliance and his determination to experience a raw and untamed journey to Alaska. Thus, taking assistance would be cheating and will ruin the authenticity of the journey.

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  • 3. 

    Westerberg speculates that there must have been something that happened between McCandless and his father. What was the main issue?

    • A.

      McCandless outwardly disobeyed his father throughout high school and college.

    • B.

      His father exerted control over McCandless's independent nature.

    • C.

      McCandless disagreed with the hypocrisy of the religion his father practiced.

    • D.

      McCandless's use of drugs tore apart their relationship.

    Correct Answer
    B. His father exerted control over McCandless's independent nature.
    Explanation
    In "Into the Wild," McCandless's independent spirit clashed with his father's controlling influence, shaping his journey of self-discovery. The struggle between these forces drove the narrative of liberation and rebellion.

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  • 4. 

    Why was it so easy for Franz to bond with McCandless?

    • A.

      He filled a void because his son had recently died in a car accident.

    • B.

      Because they shared the values about family.

    • C.

      Because they were both educated.

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. He filled a void because his son had recently died in a car accident.
    Explanation
    Amidst Franz's sorrow, McCandless became a surrogate for the son he had lost, bridging the gap in his heart. Their shared journey mirrored Franz's need for connection and Chris's quest for freedom.

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  • 5. 

    In a letter written by McCandless to Franz, what does he encourage Franz to do?

    • A.

      To meet a wife and settle down

    • B.

      To travel with McCandless to Alaska

    • C.

      To reconnect with his family and restore his relationship with his brother

    • D.

      To leave all of his possessions behind and to live life to the fullest

    Correct Answer
    D. To leave all of his possessions behind and to live life to the fullest
    Explanation
    In a poignant letter to Franz, McCandless encourages him to embrace the thrill of adventure and abandon societal constraints, urging him to explore the untamed wilderness as a means of discovering true freedom and self-discovery in "Into the Wild."

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  • 6. 

    How did Franz react when he discovered that McCandless died?

    • A.

      Franz withdrew his church membership.

    • B.

      Franz became an Atheist.

    • C.

      Franz drank a bottle of whiskey.

    • D.

      All of the Above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the Above
    Explanation
    Upon discovering McCandless' death in "Into the Wild," Franz's reaction was one of disillusionment, leading him to question his faith and eventually embrace atheism. The tragedy shattered his belief in a benevolent higher power, marking a profound shift in his perspective on life and spirituality.

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  • 7. 

    While McCandless is described by Westerberg as "unusually tidy," one incident in particular left Westerberg perplexed. What was it?

    • A.

      He left rancid chicken grease in the microwave.

    • B.

      He chewed on his finger nails during an interview.

    • C.

      He washed his dirty underwear in the sink with the dishes.

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. He left rancid chicken grease in the microwave.
    Explanation
    Westerberg serves as a nurturing figure, offering Chris McCandless work and a sense of camaraderie on his journey. These casual instances reflected that while Chris was a tidy individual for the most part, Westerberg perhaps overestimated his discipline and assumed his confinement to societal norms. 

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  • 8. 

    In Chapter 6, what revelation does Chris McCandless make about his relationship with his family?

    • A.

      He never had a close bond with his family.

    • B.

      He regrets leaving his family behind.

    • C.

      He plans to reunite with his family soon.

    • D.

      He has been secretly communicating with his family during his journey.

    Correct Answer
    A. He never had a close bond with his family.
    Explanation
    In "Into the Wild," McCandless never formed a close family bond, seeking solitude in his quest for self-discovery and adventure. His journey symbolized his detachment from conventional ties.

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  • 9. 

    In Chapter 7, what does Chris name his beloved canoe in a moment of lightheartedness and humor ?

    • A.

      Tubby

    • B.

      Goober

    • C.

      Gleen

    • D.

      Terry

    Correct Answer
    B. Goober
    Explanation
    Chris uses the canoe he names Goober to navigate down the Colorado River, making it a symbol of his journey's freedom and exploration, embodying his desire for adventure and escape from societal constraints.

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  • 10. 

    What is the significance of the stampede trail in Chris McCandless's journey?

    • A.

      It leads to a hidden treasure in the Alaskan wilderness.

    • B.

      It connects to the Pacific Crest Trail.

    • C.

      It is a shortcut to escape wilderness.

    • D.

      It is the final leg of his journey to reach the abandoned bus.

    Correct Answer
    D. It is the final leg of his journey to reach the abandoned bus.
    Explanation
    The Stampede Trail, a fragment of a construction company's incomplete road project, marked the beginning of his final odyssey. His expedition concluded tragically in Alaska, finding his last refuge in an abandoned bus, where he spent 112 days before his demise, as depicted in "Into the Wild."

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