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

2. Six airplane crashes have killed ___________ people in 1943, 1963, 1970, 1978, 1987 and 1981.
(a) Twenty.
(b) Thirty.
(c) Ten.
(d) Forty.

3. This lake is 136 square miles with ____________ miles of shoreline.
(a) 25.
(b) 50.
(c) 100.
(d) 110.

4. Whittlesey argues that Yellowstone must not be what?
(a) Sanitized.
(b) Left wild.
(c) Viewed by the general public.
(d) Allowed to continue.

5. Who does the author fear will destroy the park?
(a) The government.
(b) The park rangers.
(c) Irresponsible, litigious park visitors.
(d) The animals.

Short Answer Questions

1. Prevailing winds can produce waves __________________ feet high.

2. The Shoshones and Bannocks lived to the ___________________.

3. Many people enter the wild every day how?

4. A bicycle and _____________ killed Eliis Lingard on August 2nd, 1893.

5. The first suicide was committed by _______________, 27, who died January 27th, 1884 from overdosing on morphine.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What does Whittlesey think about the suicides that take place?

6. Where did the Native Americans in Yellowstone live?

7. What are other ways that people have drowned?

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

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

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

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