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Lee Whittlesey
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. ____________________ is dangerous because it looks like an edible wild parsnip and carrot.
(a) Legume.
(b) Angel's trumpet.
(c) Nightshade.
(d) The Water hemlock.

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

3. It is more common than one would think in Montana, but not ______________.
(a) Nebraska.
(b) Colorado.
(c) Wyoming.
(d) Nevada.

4. A ___________________ named Isaac Rowe died June 19th, 1899.
(a) Pastor.
(b) Cowboy.
(c) Guide.
(d) Sheepherder.

5. Bears have injured people throughout Yellowstone's history. Are deaths common?
(a) Yes.
(b) No.
(c) Not early on.
(d) Not recently.

6. Lorrie Grewe, 11, died on July 11th, 1972 due to who?
(a) Her younger brother.
(b) An unidentified boy around age fourteen.
(c) Her mother.
(d) The tour guide.

7. 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.
(a) 148.
(b) 202.
(c) 102.
(d) 184.

8. The injuries began early, at least in _________ when Macon Josey and photographer H.B. Calfee entered the area.
(a) 1718.
(b) 1781.
(c) 1871.
(d) 1817.

9. A _________________ was killed by lightening in the park on August 27th, 1894, named Bayard T. "Curley" Rogers.
(a) Guide, animal trainer, and teacher.
(b) Trapper, hunter and guide.
(c) Veterinarian, guide, and animal trainer.
(d) Doctor, hunter, and trapper.

10. Two women died in __________________ in 1901 though the park ranger failed to reported it.
(a) The Palm Springs.
(b) The Thumb Paintpots.
(c) The Foothills.
(d) The Finger Lakes.

11. What would cost $3,000?
(a) Sending the bears away.
(b) Tracking one bear.
(c) Catching the bears to put them in pens.
(d) Euthanizing the bears.

12. Who was the only person to die in a cave-in?
(a) Paul Harrison.
(b) Pamela Hamilton.
(c) Perry He.
(d) Peter Hanson.

13. On July 20th, _________, David Allen Kirwan, 24, and his friend, Ronald Ratliff, 25, parked at Yellowstone's Fountain Paint Pot.
(a) 1981.
(b) 1891.
(c) 1918.
(d) 1819.

14. What is one of these deadly plants?
(a) Angel's trumpet.
(b) Nightshade.
(c) Poison ivy.
(d) Water hemlock.

15. The author notes that even the very experienced, like his friend Randy Ingersoll, a fifteen year veteran ________________ in Yellowstone, was severely injured by a bear.
(a) Camper.
(b) Veterinarian.
(c) Tour guide.
(d) Ranger.

Short Answer Questions

1. James filed a wrongful death lawsuit and received _______________.

2. How many human deaths have occurred because of poisonous gases?

3. What did the judge want to be done with all bears?

4. _____________ people have died in avalanches and at least eight from freezing or what is called 'exposure.'

5. Walker pointed what at the bear?

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