Into The Wild: Chapters 16-18 & Epilogue

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  • 1. 

    When Alex catches a ride with Gaylord Stuckey to Fairbanks, Alex expresses 

    • A.

      His opinion about the government and its corruption

    • B.

      His desire to return home and plans for a reconciliation with the family

    • C.

      His father’s past infidelities and his excitement about living alone in the woods

    • D.

      His fondness for his college days and reminisces about the past

    Correct Answer
    C. His father’s past infidelities and his excitement about living alone in the woods
  • 2. 

    Gaylord Stuckey warns McCandless that

    • A.

      The snow is still thick

    • B.

      There will be few plants and berries to eat

    • C.

      If he doesn't find the "magic bus," he could be doomed

    • D.

      A storm front is approaching quickly

    • E.

      Both a and b

    • F.

      Both a and c

    Correct Answer
    E. Both a and b
    Explanation
    Gaylord Stuckey warns McCandless that the snow is still thick, indicating that it may be difficult for him to travel or find shelter. Additionally, Stuckey mentions that there will be few plants and berries to eat, implying that McCandless may struggle to find enough food. Therefore, both options a and b are correct as Stuckey warns McCandless about the thickness of the snow and the scarcity of food sources.

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  • 3. 

    One of the purchases McCandless makes prior to entering the forest

    • A.

      A backpacker's stove

    • B.

      A diary

    • C.

      The latest guide to survival in the Alaskan bush

    • D.

      A guide to edible plants

    Correct Answer
    D. A guide to edible plants
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a guide to edible plants. This is because McCandless, being a backpacker, would need to find food sources in the wilderness. Having a guide to edible plants would provide him with crucial information on which plants are safe to eat, helping him sustain himself during his time in the forest.

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  • 4. 

    At one point, McCandless ventures west away from the forest, but turns around because

    • A.

      He doesn't have the right clothing to trek in that direction

    • B.

      He gets bogged down by the terrain’s thawing muck

    • C.

      He forgets the map

    • D.

      He forgets the compass

    Correct Answer
    B. He gets bogged down by the terrain’s thawing muck
    Explanation
    McCandless turns around because he gets bogged down by the terrain's thawing muck. This suggests that the ground is wet and muddy, making it difficult for him to walk or make progress. The thawing muck could have been caused by melting snow or ice, resulting in a muddy and unstable terrain. This obstacle may have made it impossible for McCandless to continue in that direction, forcing him to turn back.

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  • 5. 

    In June,  McCandless shoots a moose. He feels

    • A.

      Proud at first

    • B.

      Regretful

    • C.

      Traumatized

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all of the above" because the question states that McCandless shoots a moose in June. Initially, he feels proud of his accomplishment. However, as time goes on, he starts to feel regretful about taking the life of the animal. The experience also traumatizes him, possibly due to the violence and the realization of the consequences of his actions. Therefore, all three options - feeling proud, regretful, and traumatized - are valid emotions that McCandless experiences after shooting the moose.

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  • 6. 

    Chris is unable to cross the Teklenika river because

    • A.

      The water is too high from melting snow

    • B.

      He doesn't know the way to get back to the river

    • C.

      His boots drag him down

    • D.

      He cannot swim

    Correct Answer
    A. The water is too high from melting snow
    Explanation
    Chris is unable to cross the Teklenika river because the water is too high from melting snow. This means that the river's water level has risen due to the melting snow, making it difficult for Chris to cross. The high water level could pose a danger or make it impossible for him to safely navigate across the river.

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  • 7. 

    Krakauer searches for the magic bus in chapter 17.  He and his two friends discover a _________ which helps them to cross the Teklanika river

    • A.

      Bridge

    • B.

      A trail around the river

    • C.

      A zipline

    • D.

      A low point in the river

    Correct Answer
    C. A zipline
    Explanation
    In chapter 17, Krakauer is searching for the magic bus and comes across a zipline with his two friends. This zipline provides them with a means to cross the Teklanika river, allowing them to continue their journey.

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  • 8. 

    If McCandless had a _________, he may have lived.

    • A.

      Detailed map of the area

    • B.

      Bottle of aspirin

    • C.

      Bottle of antacid

    • D.

      Pair of boots that fit right

    Correct Answer
    A. Detailed map of the area
    Explanation
    Having a detailed map of the area would have increased McCandless's chances of survival because it would have allowed him to navigate and find his way more effectively. With a map, he could have avoided getting lost or going in circles, which would have prevented him from wasting precious time and energy. Additionally, a detailed map would have helped him locate nearby resources such as water sources, food, and potential shelter. Overall, having a map would have provided McCandless with crucial information and guidance, potentially leading to a safer and more successful outcome.

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  • 9. 

    Krakauer is reminded of British explorer, Sir John Franklin, 

    • A.

      Who lived through the harshest of conditions

    • B.

      Whose arrogance in the face of harsh conditions led to the demise of 140 souls

    • C.

      Who was a map maker pioneer

    • D.

      Who worked tirelessly along the side of Krakauer reconstructing the McCandless trip

    Correct Answer
    B. Whose arrogance in the face of harsh conditions led to the demise of 140 souls
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that Krakauer is reminded of Sir John Franklin because of his arrogance in the face of harsh conditions, which ultimately led to the death of 140 people. This implies that Krakauer sees similarities between Franklin's actions and the actions of the person or situation he is currently facing or discussing.

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  • 10. 

    Krakauer and his friends talk late into the night about McCandless, but refuse 

    • A.

      Eat anything

    • B.

      Talk ill of the dead

    • C.

      To drink any alcohol

    • D.

      To sleep in the bus

    Correct Answer
    D. To sleep in the bus
    Explanation
    Krakauer and his friends discuss McCandless extensively, but they refuse to sleep in the bus.

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  • 11. 

    Krakauer assumes that the potato seeds were mistaken for

    • A.

      Hemlock

    • B.

      A poison berry

    • C.

      A sweet pea plant

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. A sweet pea plant
    Explanation
    Krakauer assumes that the potato seeds were mistaken for a sweet pea plant because sweet pea plants have similar-looking seeds to potato seeds. This assumption suggests that the person who mistook the seeds may have been unfamiliar with the appearance of potato seeds and confused them with sweet pea seeds, leading to the misidentification.

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  • 12. 

    Krakauer concludes through after much scientific study that 

    • A.

      The potato seeds were not toxic

    • B.

      McCandless indeed ate the Sweet Pea plant by mistake

    • C.

      The potato seeds were laced by mold which caused a poisoning

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. The potato seeds were laced by mold which caused a poisoning
    Explanation
    Krakauer concludes that the potato seeds were laced by mold which caused a poisoning. This conclusion is based on extensive scientific study, which suggests that the toxicity of the potato seeds was not the cause of McCandless' death. Additionally, it is established that McCandless mistakenly ate the Sweet Pea plant, but this alone would not have been enough to cause his poisoning. Therefore, the presence of mold on the potato seeds provides a plausible explanation for the poisoning that led to McCandless' demise.

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  • 13. 

    In the end, Chris was unable to 

    • A.

      See

    • B.

      Hear

    • C.

      See and hear

    • D.

      Walk

    Correct Answer
    D. Walk
    Explanation
    Chris was unable to walk in the end, indicating that he had lost the ability to move or use his legs. This could be due to various reasons such as injury, illness, or paralysis. Without the ability to walk, Chris would have been limited in his mobility and may have required assistance or alternative means of transportation.

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  • 14. 

    Walt and Billie accompany Krakauer to the bus in order to 

    • A.

      Take pictures of the landscape

    • B.

      Create a memorial

    • C.

      put up warning signs about edible plants

    • D.

      Verify Krakauer's theories.

    Correct Answer
    B. Create a memorial
    Explanation
    Walt and Billie accompany Krakauer to the bus in order to create a memorial. This suggests that they want to honor the memory of Christopher McCandless, who died in the bus. They may want to pay their respects and remember him by leaving something behind or performing a ceremony at the bus. It shows their emotional connection to McCandless and their desire to commemorate his life and experiences.

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