Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park Test | Final 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. Whittlesey argues that Yellowstone must not be what?
(a) Allowed to continue.
(b) Sanitized.
(c) Left wild.
(d) Viewed by the general public.

2. Seven people have died from ______________ poisoning.
(a) Carbon dioxide.
(b) Hydrogen dioxide.
(c) Carbon monoxide.
(d) Nitrous oxide.

3. ____________ fur trappers were killed in 1839 and two park visitors in 1877.
(a) Eleven.
(b) Nine.
(c) Seven.
(d) Five.

4. Is Yellowstone National Park a visitor's friend?
(a) Yes, most of the time.
(b) Yes, but rarely.
(c) Yes.
(d) No.

5. On August 20th, 1883, George Weber started arguing with John Zutavern; they were both employed by the park improvement company and were fighting over what?
(a) Zutavern's recent promotion.
(b) Who made more money.
(c) A bet they had made.
(d) A trade they had made.

6. Six airplane crashes have killed ___________ people in 1943, 1963, 1970, 1978, 1987 and 1981.
(a) Forty.
(b) Thirty.
(c) Ten.
(d) Twenty.

7. How does Whittlesey think Piper died?
(a) From falling into the canyon.
(b) From being eaten by a bear.
(c) From a plant poison.
(d) From falling into a hot spring and disintegrating.

8. The number of violent deaths in Yellowstone between 1839 and 1993 is over ____________ hundred; adding in auto and snowmobile wrecks, there are another few hundred.
(a) Five.
(b) Nine.
(c) Seven.
(d) Three.

9. Weber accused Zutavern of what?
(a) Killing.
(b) Lying.
(c) Stealing.
(d) Cheating.

10. Mrs. Joseph Lippman was killed in ___________ when their stagecoach struck a rock on the road and flipped over.
(a) 1899.
(b) 1909.
(c) 1929.
(d) 1919.

11. It is _____________ that forest fires take lives in Yellowstone.
(a) Frequent.
(b) Constant.
(c) Not uncommon.
(d) Rare.

12. _________________ people have committed suicide in Yellowstone and four outside of the park.
(a) Twenty-five.
(b) Thirty.
(c) Twenty.
(d) Fifteen.

13. In 1937, a horrible fire killed fifteen __________________ and injured thirty-nine others.
(a) Boy Scouts.
(b) Loggers.
(c) Doctors.
(d) Firefighters.

14. More people in Yellowstone have died from _________________ than any other single cause of death save those not included in the book.
(a) Insect bites.
(b) Heart attacks.
(c) Drowning.
(d) Dehydration.

15. There was a special case of a man and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Earl J. Dunn, who did what on July 13th, 1924?
(a) They jumped off the rim of the Yellowstone Grand Canyon.
(b) They drove their car off the rim of the Yellowstone Grand Canyon.
(c) They backed their car off the rim of the Yellowstone Grand Canyon.
(d) They convinced someone else to jump off the rim of the Yellowstone Grand Canyon.

Short Answer Questions

1. Horses combined with wagons have killed at least _____________ people.

2. After serving five years President ________________ pardoned Weber after the German consul pulled for him.

3. Many of the earliest deaths in Yellowstone come from what?

4. Can the dangers be eliminated without making the wild something other than a wilderness?

5. Regarding this balance, which way does the author believe our culture errs?

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