Into The Wild: Chapters 8-9 Quiz Questions

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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. This suggests that Gene Rossellini not only tries to live like a Neolithic caveman but also stabs himself for reasons that are not explained.

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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
    John Waterman did not write a book that taught 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
    Carl McCunn hired a pilot to drop him into the remote Alaskan Bush to camp during the summer. He failed to tell the pilot when to return for him. He died by suicide. The false statement is that he died by starvation.

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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 of the 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 as he disappeared and it was never known for sure what happened to him.

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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
    In the book "Into the Wild" by Jon Krakauer, the author compares Chris McCandless and Richard Ruess to Ancient Irish Monks. This comparison is made because both McCandless and Ruess were young men who ventured into the wilderness alone, seeking spiritual enlightenment and a deeper connection with nature. They both embraced a minimalist lifestyle, rejecting material possessions and societal norms. The Ancient Irish Monks were known for their solitary journeys, living in remote places and practicing asceticism. Krakauer sees similarities between the monks and McCandless/Ruess in their pursuit of a higher purpose and their willingness to endure hardships in order to find it.

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