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Jon Krakauer

Into The Wild

Nonfiction | Biography | Adult | Published in 1996

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1. Which of the following is the strongest example of the theme of Food as Sacred Substance?

A) Chris joins Wayne’s mother for dinner.

B) Chris feels regret for killing the moose.

C) Jim gives Chris his sandwiches at the Stampede Trailhead.

D) Chris takes a job at Wendy’s.

2. What does the Devils Thumb symbolize for Krakauer?

A) An assertion of independence and autonomy

B) An impossible obstacle to surmount

C) A failure of purpose and loss of pride

D) A declaration of dependence

3. What does the canoe trip in Chapter 4 reveal about McCandless?

A) He likely took precautions to stay within the US border.

B) He made decisions without thinking them through.

C) He cut off all ties to the academic successes of his youth.

D) He was following a path to solitude that others had found useful.

4. What is Krakauer’s purpose in providing first-hand accounts from people who met Chris?

A) To assure the reader that Chris was a real person

B) To support his point that Chris was a person worth remembering

C) To illustrate the in-depth research he conducted to write this story

D) To give the narrative a more factual feel