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Lee Whittlesey
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How does the author suggest that people get more in touch with nature?
(a) By studying bears.
(b) By living in the wilderness.
(c) By learning about it.
(d) By watching nature videos.

3. 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) 202.
(b) 148.
(c) 102.
(d) 184.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Whittlesey then discusses the case of John Mark Williams, who is the only person to die in a hot springs when?

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

3. Stones on hillsides are not stationary and _____________ deaths have been caused in Yellowstone from falling rocks.

4. What is another reason for why so many injuries occurred because of bears?

5. George Wingate caused an avalanche in 1885. Was anyone hurt?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened to Harry Walker? Are you surprised by this story? Why or why not?

2. How many known plants exist on Earth? How man of these have cause death or serious illness in the Western hemisphere? Why is this information important?

3. Why is death due to falling rock a significant risk at Yellowstone?

4. What does the author suggest people do to be more in touch with nature?

5. Describe the court case that came from Harry's and Crow's actions.

6. Why did many of the deaths described in this book take place?

7. How did Andy Hecht's death affect the park? Does the author see this change as good or bad? Why?

8. How many dangerous plants exist in Yellowstone? Name one of them. How is this plant dangerous? Why is this important to know?

9. How are winters at Yellowstone dangerous?

10. What does the author understand about how humans feel about large, wild animals? What advice does he give?

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