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

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

3. A bicycle and _____________ killed Eliis Lingard on August 2nd, 1893.
(a) A car.
(b) A horse.
(c) A trolley.
(d) A bus.

4. A self-defense shooting happened in 1886 when stockmen Alex Ferguson and Charles Carpenter had just had a fight about what?
(a) Ferguson stealing cattle from Carpenter.
(b) Ferguson's cattle being on Carpenter's land.
(c) Carpenter's cattle being on Ferguson's land.
(d) Carpenter stealing cattle from Ferguson.

5. How did Jack Davis die?
(a) He was bitten by a snake.
(b) He fell out of a tree.
(c) He fell off a high scaffolding.
(d) He tripped and fell into the canyon.

Short Answer Questions

1. The era of drowning began in the __________________, when many private boats and boat rentals occurred there.

2. When Ferguson shot Carpenter, killing him, did a jury find him guilty?

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

4. Six airplane crashes have killed ___________ people in 1943, 1963, 1970, 1978, 1987 and 1981.

5. Mrs. Joseph Lippman was killed in ___________ when their stagecoach struck a rock on the road and flipped over.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How does the author end the book? Why does he end it in this way?

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

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

7. 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?

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

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

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

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