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. Many of the earliest deaths in Yellowstone come from what?
(a) Battles with Native Americans.
(b) Bison attacks.
(c) Battles between soldiers.
(d) Bear attacks.

2. ________________ of horses once occupied the park during the 'Grand Tour' which often occurred in stagecoaches that would last for five to ten days.
(a) Hundreds.
(b) Thousands.
(c) Tens of thousands.
(d) Dozens.

3. The first suicide was committed by _______________, 27, who died January 27th, 1884 from overdosing on morphine.
(a) Mrs. Eleanor Monroe.
(b) Mrs. Emily Moore.
(c) Mrs. Emilia Madison.
(d) Mrs. Elaine McKinley.

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

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.
(a) Lower.
(b) Lamar.
(c) Yellowstone.
(d) Heart.

Short Answer Questions

1. Nature demands that we do what?

2. Perhaps the last stagecoach wreck occurred on July 24th, _____________.

3. One death from _______________ occurred when, on August 15th, 1919, Louis Boatman was touring the park with his aunt and sister and decided to swim in the Yellowstone River.

4. Is Yellowstone National Park a visitor's friend?

5. In 1949 a bus accident killed who?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does the author say about people and their interest in chasms? Why is this significant?

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

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

5. How do most drownings occur?

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

7. 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?

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

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

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

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