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Into the Wild Quizzes

by Jon Krakauer

Into the Wild Quiz 1

1. Who is the last person to see McCandless alive?

  • Wayne Westerberg
  • Jim Gallien
  • Gordon Samel
  • Gaylord Stuckey

2. What name does McCandless go by after leaving Atlanta?

  • Alex
  • John
  • Tolstoy
  • Chris

3. In what season does McCandless go into the wilderness?

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Fall

4. What makes McCandless afraid of water?

  • Falling into the ocean as a young child
  • Almost drowning in his canoe in Mexico
  • A flash flood that almost drowns him in the Mojave Desert
  • Drinking bad water that makes him sick in Alaska

5. What does McCandless do in Bullhead City?

  • Stays in a monastery
  • Canoes around
  • Works on a farm
  • Works at McDonalds

6. Who does Krakauer think was most like McCandless?

  • John Waterman
  • Everett Ruess
  • Carl McCunn
  • Wayne Westerberg

7. Which of the following does not describe McCandless?

  • Easy going
  • Passionate
  • Moral
  • Stubborn

8. Which of the following does McCandless declare himself a fan of, which is surprising, considering his tastes and beliefs?

  • Jack London
  • Tolstoy
  • George H. W. Bush
  • Ronald Reagan

9. What is Krakauer's obsession in his early twenties?

  • Skiing
  • Hunting
  • Writing
  • Mountain climbing

10. What seems to lead to McCandless's total separation from his parents?

  • His discovery of his father's secret past
  • Their divorce
  • Their graduation gift of a car
  • Their pushing him to go to law school

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