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. Often stagecoaches would wreck due to what?
(a) Too much weight.
(b) Poor terrain.
(c) Wild horses.
(d) A broken front axle.

2. A park bus driver was killed on August 25th, ____________.
(a) 1961.
(b) 1941.
(c) 1931.
(d) 1951.

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

4. Nature demands that we do what?
(a) Fight back.
(b) Pay attention.
(c) Run away.
(d) Hide.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Weber accused Zutavern of what?

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

3. Whittlesey argues that Yellowstone must not be what?

4. After escaping to the park, Weber was eventually captured and convicted of what?

5. 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.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Where have the most drownings occurred? Why?

8. Where did the Native Americans in Yellowstone live?

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

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

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