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

2. A death due to a bear that cannot be cross-checked occurred in __________.
(a) 1877.
(b) 1907.
(c) 1897.
(d) 1807.

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

4. Seven victims of freezing and avalanches were army soldiers from __________________.
(a) Fort Campbell.
(b) Fort Belvoire.
(c) Fort Yellowstone.
(d) Fort Stewart.

5. When was Walker's body found?
(a) At 12:00 pm.
(b) At 12:00 am.
(c) At 5:00 pm.
(d) At 5:00 am.

Short Answer Questions

1. Lt. Joseph McDonald died in an odd place west of _________________.

2. What did Whittlesey think of the judge's request?

3. On the __________, they saw a grizzly bear rooting through their campsite.

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

5. What is one of these deadly plants?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What led to a lessening of the risk of death due to trees falling? Is this good or bad?

3. 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?

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

5. How did Harry Walker and Crow's story affect life for the bears at Yellowstone? Is this good or bad?

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

7. How does the author treat the deaths in this book? Why does he treat them in this way?

8. Why did the author find the judge's request to have bears tracked to be ridiculous? Do you agree? Why or why not?

9. Why were people killed in the 1930s by bears? Why might the bears have killed in these cases?

10. What has the author noticed about people's behavior around the wild animals found at the park? Why might they act this way?

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