On a larger scale, these questions are associated closely with a the unit/semester topic of "survival." This worksheet is an excellent tool to use in coordination with Jon Krakauer's non-fiction book Into Thin Air. Focus the students on these key discussion topics to either begin the semester or unit. Students should be able to cite direct examples to support their answers in both the book and their own lives. These topics can serve as excellent discussion starters, test writing questions, or large essay prompts.