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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who made the crosses that mark the spots the Smokejumpers fell, defeated by the fire?
(a) Wag Dodge and his crew.
(b) The Red Cross.
(c) The U.S. Forest Service.
(d) The Smokejumpers in Missoula.

2. How many Smokejumpers have died from fire since the Mann Gulch fire?
(a) Ten.
(b) Two.
(c) Five.
(d) None.

3. What began to happen at Mann Gulch forty years later?
(a) Small animals had begun to return to the hillside.
(b) Small brush fires had begun to erupt along the ridge.
(c) Small trees had begun to grow along the gulches on the hillside.
(d) Small bushes had replaced scarred land along the hillside.

4. Where did Maclean place the ashes of his wife Jessie when she died?
(a) On Mount Jessie.
(b) On the western bank of the Missouri.
(c) On Mount Helena.
(d) At Seely Lake.

5. Why did Maclean write what he called his "fire report?"
(a) To prove to Henry Thol, Sr. that the death of his son was no one's fault.
(b) To enlarge his knowledge and accompany the men whose lives he might have lived.
(c) To appease Robinson, Laird, Sallee and Rumsey.
(d) To find the answer to the mystery of the fire.

6. Who did the author reference when he compared ghosts and tragic heroes?
(a) Hamlet from "Hamlet."
(b) Romeo from "Romeo and Juliet."
(c) Iago from "Othello."
(d) Macduff from "Macbeth."

7. What did Maclean believe were the final cries of the men who died on the ridge?
(a) Ones of disbelief.
(b) Ones of self-compassion.
(c) Ones of rage.
(d) Ones of self-pity.

8. What does Maclean consider a natural reaction near the end of a fire story?
(a) To want the Forest Service to take responsibilty.
(b) To become personally involved in finding a cause for the fire.
(c) To become a distant and detached spectator.
(d) To want to learn more about firefighting.

9. What did Laird and Maclean realize early in their investigation of the Mann Gulch fire?
(a) They needed to find all of the firefighters who rescued the survivors.
(b) They needed assistance from the Forest Service at the site of the fire.
(c) They needed the Thol family at the site of the fire.
(d) They needed Rumsey and Sallee with them at the site of the fire.

10. Why did Laird Robinson stop smokejumping?
(a) He injured himself landing on a fire.
(b) He injured himself while working in Missoula.
(c) He injured himself in a car accident.
(d) He injured himself while hiking.

11. What year is generally seen as the beginning of modern scientific study of fire behavior?
(a) 1922.
(b) 1946.
(c) 1946.
(d) 1918.

12. When was the only time Smokejumpers were allowed to be alone while fighting a fire?
(a) As they made escape fires.
(b) As they ate a meal.
(c) As they dug trenches and holes.
(d) As they fell to earth from the plane.

13. Where did Maclean and his party land their boat to begin their trip to Mann Gulch?
(a) At the entrance to Merriweather Canyon.
(b) At the mouth of Rescue Gulch.
(c) At the base of Fields Gulch.
(d) At the foot of the Gates of the Mountain.

14. What time did Dodge's watch say when he rose from the ashes of his own fire?
(a) Ten minutes after six.
(b) Nine forty-five.
(c) Fifteen minutes after seven.
(d) Seven fifteen.

15. What is a gofer match?
(a) A cigarette lighter.
(b) A small torch made by lighting rolled paper.
(c) A paper match pulled from a matchbook.
(d) A stick match pulled from a matchbox.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Maclean finally find Robert Sallee?

2. What did Maclean believe the Smokejumpers had accomplished spiritually at the time of their deaths?

3. Who was Hal Samsel?

4. What words are in the Common Book of Prayer that beg to not die of sudden death?

5. What did Sallee and Rumsey say as they went up the last hillside?

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