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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. During a later physical fight, Zutavern starting beating Weber with a rock. How did Weber respond?
(a) By shooting Zutavern in the left breast.
(b) He started screaming.
(c) He hit Zutavern with another rock.
(d) He stabbed Zutavern.

2. After escaping to the park, Weber was eventually captured and convicted of what?
(a) First-degree murder.
(b) Attempted murder.
(c) Second-degree murder.
(d) Manslaughter.

3. Phillip Bassett died on May 1st, 1884 from what?
(a) An overdose of morphine.
(b) An unknown poison.
(c) Stabbing himself.
(d) Shooting himself.

4. Many people enter the wild every day how?
(a) Unprepared.
(b) Well-prepared.
(c) With a great deal of food.
(d) In fear.

5. If you want to enjoy the wholeness of nature, you must do what?
(a) Visit zoos and private parks.
(b) Where protective gear.
(c) Accept the dangers and prepare for them yourself.
(d) Watch nature on television and in movies.

Short Answer Questions

1. ____________ fur trappers were killed in 1839 and two park visitors in 1877.

2. In 1937, a horrible fire killed fifteen __________________ and injured thirty-nine others.

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

4. When did the first two drownings occur?

5. Four have drowned in Yellowstone's __________________ Lake.

Short Essay Questions

1. Where did the Native Americans in Yellowstone live?

2. Why was Weber pardoned for killing Zutavern? Should he have been pardoned? Why or why not?

3. What lessons can be drawn from all the drowning?

4. What was the 'Grand Tour?' How did this affect the safety of those in the park?

5. How many have died in the Yellowstone River? What most likely led to these deaths?

6. What does the author have to say about the visitors' behavior regarding the park? What is his opinion about how the park is required to protect these visitors and how our nation as a whole treats its citizens? Do you agree? Why or why not?

7. What happened to Charles Kenck and Richard Dietrch? Why did this happen?

8. How many people have died from carbon monoxide poisoning? How is this relevant to today?

9. What does Whittlesey think about these early deaths? Do you agree with him? Why or why not?

10. How do many visitors enter a park? What can be done to protect these people? How does this affect the park? What does the author have to say about these safety measures?

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