Into The Wild: Chapter 6-7 Quiz Questions

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  • 1. 

    Ron Franz reaches out to the magazine, Outside, with a written letter.  Why?

    • 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
    Ron Franz reaches out to the magazine, Outside, because he wants a copy of the magazine that ran the story of Chris McCandless.

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  • 2. 

    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
    Franz was able to bond with McCandless because he filled a void in Franz's life. This void was created by the recent death of Franz's son in a car accident. McCandless's presence and companionship provided Franz with a sense of comfort and connection, allowing them to form a strong bond. This shared experience of loss and grief likely played a significant role in their ability to connect on a deep level.

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  • 3. 

    In a letter written from McCandless to Franz, McCandless encourages Franz to

    • 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
    McCandless encourages Franz to leave all of his possessions behind and live life to the fullest. This can be inferred from the statement that McCandless wrote a letter to Franz, suggesting him to abandon his material possessions and embrace a more fulfilling and adventurous life. The other options, such as settling down, traveling to Alaska, or reconnecting with family, are not mentioned in the given information.

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  • 4. 

    While McCandless is described by Westerfield as "unually tidy," one incident in particular left Westerfield 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
  • 5. 

    Westerfield offered to buy a plane ticket to send McCandless to Alaska.  Why didn't he accept the offer?

    • 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.

      All of the above

    • E.

      Only option b and c

    Correct Answer
    E. Only option b and c
    Explanation
    McCandless didn't accept Westerfield's offer to buy a plane ticket to Alaska because he believed that flying would be considered cheating and it would ruin the entire purpose of his trip. Additionally, he might not have been able to afford to pay Westerfield back for the ticket. Therefore, the correct answer is that McCandless didn't accept the offer because he thinks flying would be cheating and would wreck the entire trip.

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  • 6. 

    Westerfield 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
    The main issue between McCandless and his father was that his father exerted control over McCandless's independent nature. This suggests that McCandless's father was trying to suppress or restrict his son's desire for independence, which could have caused tension and conflict between them.

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  • 7. 

    How did Franz react when he discovered that McCandless died?

    • A.

      Franz renounced the Lord

    • B.

      Franz withdrew his church membership

    • C.

      Franz became an Atheist

    • D.

      Franz drank a bottle of whiskey

    • E.

      All of the Above

    • F.

      None of the Above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the Above
    Explanation
    Franz's reaction to McCandless's death was extreme and multifaceted. He renounced the Lord, indicating a loss of faith and questioning his religious beliefs. He also withdrew his church membership, further distancing himself from organized religion. Additionally, Franz became an atheist, rejecting the existence of any higher power. Lastly, he turned to alcohol as a means of coping, drinking a bottle of whiskey. Therefore, all of the given options accurately describe Franz's reactions to the news of McCandless's death.

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