Into the Wild: Chapter 14 Summary


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In Chapter 14 of Into the Wild, what was the big adventure Krakauer undertook for himself?

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1. According to Chapter 14 of Into the Wild, what was Krakauer doing for work when he decided to leave for Alaska?

2. According to Chapter 14 of Into the Wild, what about Krakauer's night with Kai Sandburn makes him feel sad?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

As Into the Wild turns autobiographical at this point in the book, you will need to know facts about the author, Jon Krakauer, and how his story parallels that of the book's main focus, a young adventurer named Chris McCandless. This quiz/worksheet assessment will check what you know about Krakauer's story as described in chapter 14 of the book.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

For this quiz, you will need to know and be able to explain:

  • What adventure Krakauer set off on
  • The work Krakauer was doing when he chose to undertake this adventure
  • What he feels sad about after spending an evening with a woman when he arrives in Alaska
  • Why Krakauer fastens a cross of sturdy curtain rods on his back
  • What prevents him from reaching the top of Devils Thumb

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what the author sets out to do
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Krakauer's failure at reaching his goal
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Krauker's work, his feelings once he reaches Alaska and the curtain rods he straps to his back

Additional Learning

You can get more information about this important chapter in this book by reviewing the lesson titled Into the Wild: Chapter 14 Summary. You will learn:

  • How Krakauer's story in this chapter is similar to that of the book's subject
  • His reasons for pursuing his goal
  • The manner in which he climbs Devils Thumb
  • What made Krakauer turn back before reaching the summit of the mountain