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. Kirwan yelled, '______________' in response.
(a) Like hell I won't.
(b) I don't have time.
(c) I will.
(d) You hurry up.

2. Whittlesey then discusses the case of John Mark Williams, who is the only person to die in a hot springs when?
(a) In the fall.
(b) In the winter.
(c) In the summer.
(d) In the spring.

3. Surprisingly, hot springs deaths occur more often than _________________ deaths.
(a) Lightning strike.
(b) Shooting.
(c) Grizzly bear.
(d) Earthquake.

4. The author, Lee H. Whittlesey, was a Yellowstone Park Ranger and later a ______ student.
(a) Law.
(b) Doctoral.
(c) Med.
(d) Art.

5. Kirwan prepared to go in the spring and a bystander yelled what?
(a) To hurry up.
(b) Not to do so.
(c) To be careful.
(d) To test the temperature of the water.

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. James filed a wrongful death lawsuit and received _______________.

4. Death in Yellowstone covers ____________ hundred deaths and each one was a very emotional story for someone, so the author has tried to be delicate.

5. The injuries began early, at least in _________ when Macon Josey and photographer H.B. Calfee entered the area.

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