Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Lee Whittlesey
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does the judge want fencing?

2. Whittelsey was a ___________________ at the time.

3. A ___________________ named Isaac Rowe died June 19th, 1899.

4. Walker pointed what at the bear?

5. Lt. Joseph McDonald died in an odd place west of _________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened to Harry Walker? Are you surprised by this story? Why or why not?

2. How did Andy Hecht's death affect the park? Does the author see this change as good or bad? Why?

3. How many dangerous plants exist in Yellowstone? Name one of them. How is this plant dangerous? Why is this important to know?

4. Describe the court case that came from Harry's and Crow's actions.

5. Have falling trees been a significant danger in Yellowstone? Why or why not?

6. How many known plants exist on Earth? How man of these have cause death or serious illness in the Western hemisphere? Why is this information important?

7. Why is death due to falling trees a real threat at Yellowstone?

8. What is the myth of the bison? How has this affected the behavior of visitors to the park?

9. Give an example of someone who caused dangerous rocks to fall. What were the consequences?

10. What is surprising about bears at Yellowstone? Why might this be true?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Deaths have taken place due to automobile and plane crashes.

Part 1) Describe the advent of the automobile in Yellowstone. How does this reflect changes throughout the U.S.? How did the automobile change Yellowstone? How does the author feel about this? Why does he feel this way?

Part 2) How dangerous is the automobile? How does this compare to horse-related fatalities? Are you surprised about which is more dangerous? Why or why not? How does the number of automobile fatalities compare to the number of plane crash fatalities?

Part 3) Who is often at fault in automobile accident fatalities? Who is at fault in plane crash fatalities? What can be done to prevent both of these types of accidents? How does this impact Yellowstone? How do these preventative measures compare to those used throughout the U.S.? Are these measures adequate? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Many lessons can be learned from all of these stories.

Part 1) What are four lessons that can be learned from these stories? Use information from this book to support these lessons. How are these lessons important for those in the park? How could these lessons also be important for life outside of the park?

Part 2) How have those who control the park learned from the information found in this book? How has the park changed because of events in this book? As a whole, are these good changes? Why or why not?

Part 3) How can the U.S. as a whole learn from the lessons in this book? How has the U.S. already made changes because of incidences such as those found in this book? Are these good changes? Why or why not? Would the author agree with you? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Several deadly plants are found in Yellowstone.

Part 1) What are these deadly plants? How significant are deadly plants in the Western Hemisphere, according to the author? Explain. Are the deadly plants found in Yellowstone of significance? Why or why not?

Part 2) Describe the deaths caused by these plants? Are these deaths due to ignorance and a lack of attention paid by the visitor or to the park? Why? Would the author agree with you? Why or why not?

Part 3) How does this information about deadly plants support the author's purpose for the book? How do these deaths compare to other causes of deaths?

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