Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

Lee Whittlesey
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Introduction, Chapters 1-2, Hold Fast to Your Children: Death in Hot Water, 'These Animals Are Not Real': The Myth That Can Kill You!.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Lester LaDuke, aged 4, died at _____________ Hot Springs on July 23rd, 1905.
(a) Old Yeller.
(b) LaDuke.
(c) Mammoth.
(d) Geyser.

2. The worst accident happened June 28th, __________, when Andy C. Hect, 9, was walking with his family along Crested Pool near Old Faithful.
(a) 1990.
(b) 1970.
(c) 1960.
(d) 1980.

3. Death in Yellowstone covers ____________ hundred deaths and each one was a very emotional story for someone, so the author has tried to be delicate.
(a) Three.
(b) Four.
(c) Two.
(d) Five.

4. Nineteen have died due to hot springs and ______________ were children.
(a) None.
(b) Fifteen.
(c) Ten.
(d) Seven.

5. James filed a wrongful death lawsuit and received _______________.
(a) $15,000.
(b) $2,000.
(c) $200,000.
(d) $20,000.

Short Answer Questions

1. By 1993, ___________ deaths had occurred because of a bison attack, but the potential for injuries is great.

2. In ____________, Walter Watson died by falling in a deep geyser tube.

3. While they view the springs, Ratliff's dog 'Mossie', a large Mastiff, escaped from the car and jumped into Celestine Pool, which routinely measures _______ degrees Fahrenheit.

4. The author, Lee H. Whittlesey, was a Yellowstone Park Ranger and later a ______ student.

5. Ultimately Kirwan had third degree burns on ______________.

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