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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. In two cases deaths were caused by people on the rim of the Grand Canyon doing what?
(a) Leaning over the edge.
(b) Drinking.
(c) Dancing.
(d) Dislodging rocks.

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

3. What caused most trees to fall down?
(a) Windstorms, hailstorms, and snowstorms.
(b) Lightning, earthquakes, and floods.
(c) Windstorms, logging and rotting trees.
(d) Floods, earthquakes, and volcanoes.

4. As _____________ increased, so did the chance of injury.
(a) The number of children.
(b) Stupidity.
(c) Tourists.
(d) Competitive sports.

5. Because Walker and Crow hitchhiked in illegally, what did they miss?
(a) The chance to see a live bear.
(b) The bear-proof containers for holding food.
(c) The chance to purchase a camp site.
(d) The standard warning literature.

6. When did Kirwan die?
(a) Later in the week.
(b) That night.
(c) The next morning.
(d) A month later.

7. When bears attack, are they at fault?
(a) No.
(b) Yes.
(c) Usually.
(d) Sometimes.

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

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

10. Andy's father, named James Hecht, wrote who to encourage him to take positive action and he and his wife organized to make the National Park Service commit to improved safety?
(a) The Secretary of Defense.
(b) The Secretary of the Interior.
(c) President of the U.S.
(d) The Secretary of State.

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

12. An early death occurred in ____________ due to twenty-year-old John Havekost and his acquaintance Perry Norris.
(a) 1927.
(b) 1937.
(c) 1947.
(d) 1917.

13. Other people added their injuries to his campaign and it resulted in increased funding for what and more warnings in handout literature?
(a) Park rangers.
(b) Regional safety officers.
(c) Fences around hot springs and geysers.
(d) Trails.

14. Harry Walker, 25, on Friday, ____________________, hitchhiked into Yellowstone Park illegally with his friend 'Crow.'
(a) November 23rd, 1973.
(b) January 23rd, 1973.
(c) July 23rd, 1973.
(d) June 23rd, 1973.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Mr. R.N. Adams died on December 18th, 1900 while trying to do what?

2. The author studied _______________________ cases in Yellowstone.

3. The first avalanche victim was ________________ on February 21st, 1884.

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

5. Why might people want to do this regarding large animals?

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