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. A park bus killed a woman on July 15th, ___________.
(a) 1912.
(b) 1932.
(c) 1921.
(d) 1923.

2. When is the only time Whittlesey will consider sailing on the Lake?
(a) When it is late at night.
(b) When it is early in the morning.
(c) When it is in the middle of the day.
(d) When it is early morning or late night.

3. Charles Kenck and Richard Dietrch were killed by the ________________ in 1877 though this was due to an invasion into their territory.
(a) Cherokee.
(b) Shoshones.
(c) Wyandots.
(d) Nez Perce.

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

5. ____________ murders have occurred inside Yellowstone and ten in nearby towns.
(a) Twenty.
(b) Five.
(c) Ten.
(d) Fifteen.

Short Answer Questions

1. Often stagecoaches would wreck due to what?

2. What else is important regarding the boat?

3. ________________ of horses once occupied the park during the 'Grand Tour' which often occurred in stagecoaches that would last for five to ten days.

4. There was a special case of a man and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Earl J. Dunn, who did what on July 13th, 1924?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Where did the Native Americans in Yellowstone live?

2. When were automobiles first seen in the park? How did this affect the death rate?

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

4. When did the era of drowning begin? How could this have been prevented or lessened?

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

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

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

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

9. 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?

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

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