Into The Wild Quiz: Chapters 8-9

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Into The Wild Quiz: Chapters 8-9 - Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Gene Rossellini. . .

    • A.

      Experiments living like a Neolithic caveman.

    • B.

      Meets McCandless in a commune and discourages him to continue on his adventure.

    • C.

      Inexplicably stabs himself

    • D.

      Both A & C

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Both A & C
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Both A & C". This means that both statements A (Gene Rossellini experiments living like a Neolithic caveman) and C (Gene Rossellini inexplicably stabs himself) are true.

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  • 2. 

    Which statement below is NOT true regarding John Waterman?

    • A.

      He is a mountain climber who ascended Mt. McKinley by the age of 16.

    • B.

      He wrote a book that taught McCandless about the local fauna.

    • C.

      He lost his sanity.

    • D.

      Most likely died after falling through a crevasse.

    Correct Answer
    B. He wrote a book that taught McCandless about the local fauna.
    Explanation
    The statement "He wrote a book that taught McCandless about the local fauna" is not true regarding John Waterman.

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  • 3. 

    All of the following statements are true EXCEPT one about Carl McCunn.  Identify the one false statement.

    • A.

      He hired a pilot to drop him into the remote Alaskan Bush to camp during the summer.

    • B.

      He failed to tell the pilot when to return for him.

    • C.

      He died by starvation.

    • D.

      He died by suicide.

    Correct Answer
    C. He died by starvation.
    Explanation
    Carl McCunn hired a pilot to drop him into the remote Alaskan Bush for a summer camping trip. However, he failed to inform the pilot when to return for him. Tragically, McCunn did not die from starvation, but rather from suicide.

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  • 4. 

    Everett Ruess . . .

    • A.

      Is a hitchhiker and photographer.

    • B.

      Pursued beauty throughout the Southwest during the 1930s.

    • C.

      Disappears and his fate is never known for sure.

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above." This means that all three statements mentioned in the question are true for Everett Ruess. He was a hitchhiker and photographer, he pursued beauty throughout the Southwest during the 1930s, and his fate is unknown.

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  • 5. 

    Ruess and McCandless remind Krakauer of 

    • A.

      The Vikings of Normandy

    • B.

      Nomadic Native American tribes of the Southwest

    • C.

      Ancient Irish Monks

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Ancient Irish Monks
    Explanation
    Ruess and McCandless remind Krakauer of Ancient Irish Monks because they share a similar spirit of adventure, independence, and desire for solitude in the wilderness. Like the Irish monks who sought isolation and spiritual enlightenment in remote places, Ruess and McCandless also sought solitude and a connection with nature in their respective journeys. Krakauer likely sees parallels between their experiences and the experiences of the Irish monks, who ventured into the wilderness in search of a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them.

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