Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park Test | Final Test - Medium

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. The automobile was allowed into Yellowstone in August, ___________ and the park has been motorized since the summer of 1917.
(a) 1913.
(b) 1914.
(c) 1916.
(d) 1915.

2. Seven have drowned in ________________ Lake.
(a) Lawrence.
(b) Lenny.
(c) Lewis.
(d) Levi.

3. One death from _______________ occurred when, on August 15th, 1919, Louis Boatman was touring the park with his aunt and sister and decided to swim in the Yellowstone River.
(a) Swimming.
(b) Skiing.
(c) Boating.
(d) Diving.

4. One of the more interesting stories occurred when an Army soldier was shot by whom?
(a) His superior.
(b) A park ranger.
(c) A Native American.
(d) A fellow soldier.

5. However, the Yellowstone River has claimed ____________________ lives.
(a) Fifty-one.
(b) Twenty-one.
(c) Thirty-one.
(d) Forty-one.

Short Answer Questions

1. The era of drowning began in the __________________, when many private boats and boat rentals occurred there.

2. _________________ people have committed suicide in Yellowstone and four outside of the park.

3. Today Yellowstone sees between zero and five ________ deaths a year.

4. If you want to boat on Yellowstone Lake, what type of boat should you use?

5. A ___________ fire killed Civilian Conservation Corps worker James Hester who lost his life fighting the fire.

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe one of the shootings. What does this story reveal about those who were involved in this shooting and about guns?

2. Describe the first suicide at Yellowstone. How is this story important?

3. Why did Britton kill Cunningham? Should he have done this? Why or why not?

4. What does the author say about people and their interest in chasms? Why is this significant?

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

6. Describe the violent deaths in Yellowstone. What does this reveal about the wild and national parks?

7. Where did the Native Americans in Yellowstone live?

8. What is the single most likely cause of death at Yellowstone? Why might this be?

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

10. Where have the most drownings occurred? Why?

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