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. What is known about these early incidents?
(a) Quite a bit.
(b) Absolutely nothing.
(c) A great deal.
(d) Little.

2. National parks are valuable but what?
(a) The wild can be tamed.
(b) They are beautiful.
(c) They are expensive.
(d) The wild creates danger.

3. Can the dangers be eliminated without making the wild something other than a wilderness?
(a) No.
(b) Yes.
(c) Most likely.
(d) Possibly.

4. 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 convinced someone else to jump off the rim of the Yellowstone Grand Canyon.
(b) They jumped off the rim of the Yellowstone Grand Canyon.
(c) They backed their car off the rim of the Yellowstone Grand Canyon.
(d) They drove their car off the rim of the Yellowstone Grand Canyon.

5. Whittlesey reminds the reader that the wilderness is what?
(a) Not your friend.
(b) Fairly safe.
(c) Your friend.
(d) Beautiful.

Short Answer Questions

1. Mrs. Louis Helbut died in _______________ from fainting.

2. Seven have drowned from _______________ and due to falling in the Gardner River.

3. Seven have drowned in ________________ Lake.

4. _____________ people have died from accidental and self-defense shooting.

5. Many people enter the wild every day how?

Short Essay Questions

1. When have plane crashes occurred? Which was the largest craft to crash? Why is this significant?

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

3. What is known about stagecoach wrecks in the park? What was the cause of most accidents? Why might this have been a consistent problem?

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

5. 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?

6. How often do forest fires take place? Why might this be?

7. Describe the one fight that led to a death. Are you surprised by this death? Why or why not?

8. What happened to LeRoy R. Piper? What does the author think about him?

9. What are other ways that people have drowned?

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

(see the answer keys)

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