Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. ________________ people have died from falling trees in the park inside of buildings and one outside.
(a) Four to five.
(b) Two to three.
(c) One to two.
(d) Three to four.

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

3. Sometimes the temperature in Yellowstone falls to______________ degrees below zero.
(a) 20-30.
(b) 10-20.
(c) 40-60.
(d) 30-40.

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

5. Both gases are found in high concentrations where?
(a) In thermal areas and pools of water.
(b) In the forest and ponds.
(c) In caves and caverns.
(d) In the thermal areas and the caves.

6. What did the judge want to be done with all bears?
(a) They are to be euthanized.
(b) They are to be kept in pens.
(c) They are to be tracked for safety.
(d) They are to be sent away.

7. Two hard-and-fast rules in Yellowstone are what?
(a) To keep children in sight and to never bring pets.
(b) To not go near thermal areas and to stay in your tent at night.
(c) To not walk or ski in a thermal area in dark or blizzard conditions and to always camp in your assigned backcountry site.
(d) To follow marked trails only and to avoid leaving food in open containers.

8. Their story ended what?
(a) Bears being allowed to be fed.
(b) Bears being allowed to roam the forest.
(c) Bears being allowed in the park.
(d) Bears being allowed to feed along the road of Yellowstone.

9. Mr. R.N. Adams died on December 18th, 1900 while trying to do what?
(a) Carving his name into a tree.
(b) Climbing a tree.
(c) Swinging on a tree branch.
(d) Chop down a tree.

10. The judge for the case wanted what along boardwalks?
(a) Trashcans.
(b) More signs.
(c) Railings.
(d) Emergency phones.

11. _____________ people have died in avalanches and at least eight from freezing or what is called 'exposure.'
(a) Seven.
(b) Four.
(c) Ten.
(d) Twelve.

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

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

14. 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.

15. The clinic at Old Faithful could only do what for Kirwin?
(a) Surgically remove the burned skin.
(b) Pump IV fluids into his body.
(c) Give him glasses of water.
(d) Give him a large bandage.

Short Answer Questions

1. In most Yellowstone cases, the author argues, the ______________ are simply incorrect that the injury or death suffered was a true accident.

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

3. Lester LaDuke, aged 4, died at _____________ Hot Springs on July 23rd, 1905.

4. Walker pointed what at the bear?

5. Robert Walker, age 6, died from what?

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