Into the Wild: Chapter 3 Summary


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In Chapter 3 of Jon Krakaur's Into the Wild, what kind of work do we learn Chris did with Wayne Westerberg?

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1. In Chapter 3 of Jon Krakaur's Into the Wild, what precipitated Chris's return to nomadic life after living with Wayne Westerberg in South Dakota for a month?

2. In Chapter 3 of Jon Krakaur's Into the Wild, what do we learn about Chris's parents?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In Jon Krakaur's Into the Wild readers are given pieces of information throughout to put together and discover who his characters are. In chapter 3, we learn quite a bit about Chris's origins. This assessment was assembled to help you test your knowledge regarding this information. Chris's parents and his nomadic life will be featured.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Complete the questions of this assessment to test your knowledge regarding what we learned about Chris, including:

  • The work he did before Wayne Westerberg found him
  • Why he returned to a nomadic life after living with Wayne
  • Who his parents were and how they treated him
  • What author influenced his life decisions

Skills Practiced

To complete this assessment you will need to practice your skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Into the Wild lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Westerberg
  • Making connections - use your understanding of his past to understand his actions in chapter 3

Additional Learning

The lesson that accompanies this assessment, Into the Wild: Chapter 3 Summary, will help you prepare for the material covered in the assessment and review:

  • Chris's family and his father's profession
  • Where Chris got his education
  • How he left his old life