Jon Krakauer Trivia Quiz: An American writer and mountaineer

By Olivia Isabel
Olivia Isabel, Content Moderator
Olivia is a creative quizmaster at The Famous Personalities. She is the one behind some amazing quizzes at The Famous Personalities. Olivia makes learning interesting with her quizzes on movies, series and education.
, Content Moderator
Approved & Edited by TFP Editorial Team
On The Famous Personalities, our editorial team is made up of a few different types of people. We have subject experts, trivia writers, Famous personality profile writers and quiz masters who create quizzes and write profiles for millions to take. They’ve authored over 2,000+ biographies and 1200+ quizzes, all taken by at least 1 million users. To make sure that everything is perfect, they are trained by our comprehensive guidelines and work around the clock.
  • Questions: 10
  • Last Updated: 25 Mar, 2023
  • Attempts: 1
  • liked by 100%
Let's Start this Quiz

Jon Krakauer is an American writer and mountaineer known for his non-fiction works such as "Into the Wild" and "Into Thin Air." He has also written for several magazines, including Outside and National Geographic. Krakauer's writing often explores the themes of adventure, risk-taking, and the human condition in extreme environments.

Read Biography of Jon Krakauer

What did Jon Krakauer write to clarify his initial statements about the Mount Everest disaster?

  • A short article

  • A book

  • A poem

  • A screenplay

In which year did Jon Krakauer take part in a guided ascent of Mount Everest?

  • 1996

  • 2001

  • 1992

  • 1983

What led to a number of deaths during the Mount Everest disaster, according to Jon Krakauer's estimation?

  • A volcanic eruption

  • An avalanche

  • A violent storm

  • A plane crash

What were the names of the two parties during Jon Krakauer's ascent of Mt. Everest that he focused on in his article?

  • Red and Blue

  • Green and Yellow

  • Rob Hall and Scott Fischer

  • John Smith and Jane Doe

Which of the following books is NOT written by Jon Krakauer?

  • Into the Wild

  • Into Thin Air

  • Where Men Win Glory

  • The Da Vinci Code

What is Jon Krakauer known for?

  • Poetry

  • Fiction

  • Non-fiction

  • Biography

What is the name of the book that collects some of Jon Krakauer's articles written between 1982 and 1989?

  • Into Thin Air

  • Under the Banner of Heaven

  • Eiger Dreams

  • Into the Wild

How many of Jon Krakauer's teammates died during the Mount Everest disaster?

  • None

  • One

  • Two

  • Four

Which magazine did Jon Krakauer work for as a journalist?

  • National Geographic Magazine

  • Time Magazine

  • People Magazine

  • Vogue

What award did Jon Krakauer receive in 1999?

  • Nobel Prize in Literature

  • Pulitzer Prize

  • Arts and Letters award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters

  • Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

×

Wait!
Here're some popular quizzes for you.