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. Between where was the first aircraft traveling when it crashed in Yellowstone?
(a) California and Nevada.
(b) California and New York.
(c) California and Oregon.
(d) California and Montana.

2. In 1949 a bus accident killed who?
(a) A pedestrian.
(b) The driver.
(c) A park ranger.
(d) A bus passenger.

3. Prevailing winds can produce waves __________________ feet high.
(a) Four to five.
(b) Five to six.
(c) Three to four.
(d) Two to three.

4. _________________ people have committed suicide in Yellowstone and four outside of the park.
(a) Fifteen.
(b) Twenty.
(c) Thirty.
(d) Twenty-five.

5. The army duty was dreary and in 1911-12 some of the men got what?
(a) Pneumonia.
(b) Depression.
(c) Influenza.
(d) Cabin fever.

Short Answer Questions

1. The number of violent deaths in Yellowstone between 1839 and 1993 is over ____________ hundred; adding in auto and snowmobile wrecks, there are another few hundred.

2. What is known about these early incidents?

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

4. This lake is 136 square miles with ____________ miles of shoreline.

5. Regarding this balance, which way does the author believe our culture errs?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do most drownings occur?

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

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

4. What are other ways that people have drowned?

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

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

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

9. Where did the Native Americans in Yellowstone live?

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

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