Into The Wild: Chapters 1-3 Reading Quiz

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  • 1. 

    How did Christopher McCandless arrive to the "Stampede Trail"?

    • A.

      He took a bus that dropped him off at the trail

    • B.

      He had a backpacking guide lead him the way to the trail

    • C.

      He hitchhiked his way to the trail

    • D.

      He took a cab to the trail

    Correct Answer
    C. He hitchhiked his way to the trail
    Explanation
    Christopher McCandless arrived at the "Stampede Trail" by hitchhiking. This means that he relied on getting rides from passing vehicles to reach his destination.

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  • 2. 

    After discovering the body of Chris McCandless, the intial autopsy revealed that Chris McCandless died most likely as a result from:

    • A.

      Internal bleeding from a fall

    • B.

      Food poisoning

    • C.

      Starvation

    • D.

      Hyperthermia

    Correct Answer
    C. Starvation
    Explanation
    The correct answer is starvation. This is because the initial autopsy revealed that Chris McCandless died due to lack of food, indicating that he suffered from extreme malnutrition and ultimately starved to death. This conclusion is supported by the fact that McCandless's body was found significantly underweight and emaciated.

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  • 3. 

    Chris McCandless changed his name to 

    • A.

      Alexander Supertramp

    • B.

      Jim Gallien

    • C.

      Wayne Westerberg

    • D.

      Henry David Thoreau

    Correct Answer
    A. Alexander Supertramp
    Explanation
    Chris McCandless changed his name to Alexander Supertramp. This is evident from the book "Into the Wild" written by Jon Krakauer, which documents McCandless' journey and his decision to adopt the pseudonym "Alexander Supertramp" during his travels. McCandless' desire to live a nomadic and free-spirited life led him to change his name, symbolizing his detachment from societal norms and his quest for personal freedom and adventure.

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  • 4. 

    Chris McCandless worked in Carthage, South Dakota. . .

    • A.

      Milking cows

    • B.

      Herding cattle

    • C.

      Working in a grain elevator

    • D.

      Cleaning barns

    Correct Answer
    C. Working in a grain elevator
    Explanation
    Chris McCandless worked in a grain elevator because the options provided are all related to agricultural work and the grain elevator is a common job in rural areas.

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  • 5. 

    Before leaving Carthage, McCandless gives his employer a gift.  What is it?

    • A.

      A picture of himself

    • B.

      A leather belt he made

    • C.

      A copy of War and Peace

    • D.

      A travel journal

    Correct Answer
    C. A copy of War and Peace
    Explanation
    McCandless gives his employer a copy of War and Peace as a gift before leaving Carthage. This suggests that McCandless values literature and intellectual pursuits. War and Peace is a renowned novel by Leo Tolstoy, known for its complex and philosophical themes. By giving this book as a gift, McCandless may be expressing his appreciation for literature and his desire to share his passion for reading with others.

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  • 6. 

    What items did Jim Gallien give to McCandless before he ventures out?

    • A.

      Toothpaste and toothbrush

    • B.

      Boots and some food

    • C.

      A journal and a pen

    • D.

      A thermos and a can of coffee

    Correct Answer
    B. Boots and some food
    Explanation
    Jim Gallien gave McCandless boots and some food before he ventures out. This is evident from the information provided in the question.

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  • 7. 

    McCandless's employer in Carthage characterized McCandless as

    • A.

      One of the laziest people he hired

    • B.

      One of the hardest working people he hired

    • C.

      One who never quit in the middle of anything

    • D.

      One who slept in late and complained while he worked

    • E.

      Both A and D

    • F.

      Both B and C

    Correct Answer
    F. Both B and C
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Both B and C." This means that McCandless was characterized as one of the hardest working people his employer hired and as someone who never quit in the middle of anything. This suggests that despite being hardworking, McCandless was also determined and committed to completing tasks without giving up.

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  • 8. 

    Christopher McCandless, also known as "Alexander Supertramp" or "Alex," is portrayed as an extroverted and carefree individual in Jon Krakauer's investigative reporting.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given excerpt describes Christopher McCandless as "compact, athletic, and serious," with traits such as a high IQ and a voracious reading habit. There's no mention of him being extroverted or carefree; instead, the description suggests a more introspective and focused individual.

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  • 9. 

    Chris McCandless was found dead in an old bus that used to house construction workers when they were working for Yutan Construction.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true. Chris McCandless was indeed found dead in an old bus that was previously used by construction workers employed by Yutan Construction. This bus served as his shelter during his ill-fated journey to Alaska, where he tragically lost his life.

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  • 10. 

    Why did Chris like South Dakota?

    • A.

      It was rainy

    • B.

      It reminded him of his parent's home

    • C.

      No one talked with him

    • D.

      Life was simple

    Correct Answer
    D. Life was simple
    Explanation
    Chris liked South Dakota because life was simple.

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