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Into the Wild: Chapter 8 Summary

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In Chapter 8 of Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild, what do we learn about how many readers initially responded to the story of Chris McCandless?

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1. In Chapter 8 of Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild, what do Gene Rosellini, Carl McCunn and Chris McCandless all have in common?

2. In Chapter 8 of Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild, what was the real name of the Mayor of Hippie Cove?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

For this quiz and worksheet combination, you will see questions regarding the response to the story of Chris McCandless. You will also be asked about the real name of the Hippie Cove Mayor, and confirm what you learned about other Alaskan explorers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Expect to find the following subjects on this quiz and worksheet:

  • The common link between Gene Rosellini, Carl McCunn, and Chris McCandless
  • The name of the Mayor of Hippie Cove
  • What Carl McCunn forgot to arrange on his last trip
  • The reason that Krakauer wrote about other Alaskan explorers

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - understand the common thread between Gene Rosellini, Carl McCunn, and Chris McCandless
  • Reading comprehension - recall what you have read in Chapter 8 about readers' responses
  • Information recall - remember what happened to Carl McCunn

Additional Learning

To find out more about this section, read the lesson titled, Into the Wild: Chapter 8 Summary. You will be able to review the following topics:

  • Krakauer's mail
  • Debra McKinney
  • Drawing conclusions as a reader
  • Krakauer's glorification of McCandless
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