Into The Wild By Jon Krakauer! Trivia Quiz

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Into The Wild By Jon Krakauer! Trivia Quiz

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer is a very interesting read that tests us the story of young Christopher Johnson McCandless who embarks on a soul-searching journey across America after giving up everything he had to his name. The quiz below is designed to see just how much you remember from the book itself. Take it up, and good luck!


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  • 1. 
    In 1977, at the age of 23, Krakauer goes to Alaska to climb _______
    • A. 

      The Angel's Halo

    • B. 

      The Devil's Thumb

    • C. 

      Denali

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    What must Krakauer do in exchange for a ride north?
    • A. 

      Work on a boat, The Ocean Queen

    • B. 

      Sell bait at a fishing and tackle store

    • C. 

      Make halibut traps at a local fishery

    • D. 

      Work several cafe shifts for a restaurant owner

  • 3. 
    Krakauer must cross the Stikine Ice Cap to get to reach the summit when he falls into a crevice.  What saves him?
    • A. 

      The safety rope he has screwed into the ice

    • B. 

      The cross shaped poles he has strapped to his body

    • C. 

      The ice axe he uses to to drive into the wall of ice to stop his fall

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    Krakauer has the foresight to arrange a supply drop.  What went awry?
    • A. 

      The supplies were dropped at the wrong location

    • B. 

      The supplies were dropped miles from the base camp

    • C. 

      A storm delayed the supplies

    • D. 

      The supplies never arrived

  • 5. 
    Upon his first ascent, Krakauer must stop because
    • A. 

      The ice was too thin

    • B. 

      His pick axe could not provide a foothold

    • C. 

      He realized he brought the wrong climbing rope

    • D. 

      Both A and B

    • E. 

      Both B and C

  • 6. 
    After his first ascent failed, Krakauer considered quitting and returning to Boulder.  Why doesn't he?
    • A. 

      He could not accept the smug expressions of condolences

    • B. 

      He owed people money

    • C. 

      He had no means to return

    • D. 

      He would have no job and no work to return to

  • 7. 
    During a snow storm, Krakauer decides to calm his nerves.  What happens?
    • A. 

      He drinks himself into an oblivion and suffers from hyperthermia

    • B. 

      He decides to smoke pot and burns a hole in the tent

    • C. 

      He drinks and smokes pot and accidentally leaves his radio on running down his batteries

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    The main conflict between Krakauer and his father stems from the fact.
    • A. 

      Krakauer broke away from the family church

    • B. 

      Krakauer began to dabble heavily into drugs

    • C. 

      Krakauer was a victim of physical abuse

    • D. 

      Krakauer did not want to pursue a career in the medical field

  • 9. 
    On his second ascension, Krakauer decides to take a less challenging route.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Upon his return from this climbing experience, Krakauer shares his success. How do people react?
    • A. 

      They don't believe him.

    • B. 

      They congratulate him, and his story is published in the town paper.

    • C. 

      People in a local bar buy him drinks and a commemorative plaque hangs on the wall

    • D. 

      None of the above.