Into The Wild: Chapters 8-9

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Into The Wild: 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 and C are true. Statement A states that Gene Rossellini experiments living like a Neolithic caveman, while statement C states that Gene Rossellini inexplicably stabs himself. Therefore, the correct answer is that both of these statements 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. This is because the passage does not mention anything about John Waterman writing a book or teaching McCandless about the local fauna.

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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
    The false statement is "He died by starvation." This is incorrect because Carl McCunn did not die from starvation. He died by suicide after realizing that he had made a fatal mistake by not arranging for a pick-up with the pilot who had dropped him into the remote Alaskan Bush. This tragic incident highlights the importance of proper planning and communication in remote wilderness expeditions.

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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 given answer "All of the above" is correct because all three statements are true. Everett Ruess was a hitchhiker and photographer who traveled throughout the Southwest during the 1930s in pursuit of beauty. However, he eventually disappeared and his fate remains unknown. Therefore, all three statements accurately describe Everett Ruess.

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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 all share a similar sense of adventure, independence, and desire to explore the world. Like the Irish Monks who ventured into the harsh and unknown landscapes of Ireland, Ruess and McCandless also sought solitude and connection with nature in their respective journeys. They all embraced a nomadic lifestyle and were driven by a spiritual quest for self-discovery and enlightenment. Krakauer sees parallels between their experiences and admires their courage and determination.

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