Into The Wild: Chapter 6-8 Quiz

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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 easily because he had recently experienced the loss of his son in a car accident. This tragic event created a void in Franz's life, and McCandless was able to fill that void by providing companionship and a sense of purpose. The shared experience of grief and loss allowed them to connect on a deep emotional level, making it easier for them to form a strong bond.

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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
    In the letter, McCandless encourages Franz to leave all of his possessions behind and live life to the fullest. This can be inferred from the statement "So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future." This suggests that McCandless believes that true happiness and fulfillment can only be achieved by leaving behind the comforts and security of a conventional life and embracing adventure and uncertainty.

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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
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that McCandless left rancid chicken grease in the microwave. This incident left Westerfield perplexed because McCandless is described as unusually tidy, so leaving something as unpleasant as rancid chicken grease in the microwave goes against his usual behavior.

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  • 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 cheating and would ruin the entire trip. He wanted to challenge himself and experience the journey to Alaska in a more authentic and difficult way, possibly by hitchhiking or walking. Additionally, he may 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 thought flying would be cheating and 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 tried to limit his freedom and 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 a combination of all the given options. He renounced the Lord, indicating a loss of faith or belief in a higher power. He withdrew his church membership, which suggests a disassociation from organized religion. Franz became an atheist, indicating a rejection of the belief in any god or higher power. Lastly, Franz drank a bottle of whiskey, which could be seen as a coping mechanism or a way to numb his pain and grief. Therefore, all of the above options accurately describe Franz's reaction to McCandless's death.

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