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 most drownings have occurred in __________________ Lake and arguably no body of water in the Park (and probably in the whole United States) is more potentially dangerous.
(a) Lower.
(b) Lamar.
(c) Heart.
(d) Yellowstone.

2. What must everyone in the boat have?
(a) First aid certification.
(b) Excellent swimming skills.
(c) A life jacket.
(d) Life guard training.

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

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

5. When should you not go out in the boat?
(a) During hot days.
(b) During storms.
(c) During cold days.
(d) During windy days.

Short Answer Questions

1. After serving five years President ________________ pardoned Weber after the German consul pulled for him.

2. The army duty was dreary and in 1911-12 some of the men got what?

3. More people in Yellowstone have died from _________________ than any other single cause of death save those not included in the book.

4. Who does the author fear will destroy the park?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Where did the Native Americans in Yellowstone live?

9. What were the causes of the earliest Yellowstone deaths? Why is little known about these deaths?

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

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