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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who's doctor did Captain William Sublette have his wounds dressed by?
(a) Jim Bridger's.
(b) Nathaniel J. Wyeth's.
(c) Major Henry's.
(d) Joe Meek.

2. How much was the fur harvest with that Captain William Sublette headed back to St. Louis with?
(a) $125,000.
(b) $100,000.
(c) $170,000.
(d) $150,000.

3. How many cubs did the she-bear have that Glass came across?
(a) None.
(b) Three.
(c) Two.
(d) One.

4. Who was made the subject in painter, John Mix Stanley's painting named, "The Trapper's Last Shot"?
(a) Tom Fitzpatrick.
(b) Joseph Meek.
(c) Jim Bridger.
(d) Kit Carson.

5. In the same year that Jim Bridger was born, Lewis and Clark set out up what river?
(a) Missouri River.
(b) Red River.
(c) Mississippi River.
(d) Yellowstone River.

6. Who was the first American to harvest beaver fur west of the Rockies?
(a) John Colter.
(b) Franklin Tourin.
(c) Major Henry.
(d) Jim Bridger.

7. What was Meek's answer when the Crow chief asked him how many men Bridger had?
(a) Forty.
(b) One hundred.
(c) Twenty.
(d) Fifty.

8. In Chapter 2, who answered to the name "Major" when Bridger called it out?
(a) Louis Carter.
(b) Mike Fink.
(c) Colonel Ashley.
(d) Andrew Henry.

9. In Chapter 9, it was mentioned that on average about one Mountain man was killed every how many days?
(a) Fifteen.
(b) Ten.
(c) Five.
(d) Twenty Five.

10. Washington Irving wrote about Sublette's brigade on the march. What does Washington write about Sublette's arm?
(a) That it was still in a sling.
(b) That it hung limply at Sublette's side.
(c) That it didn't look like it would heal.
(d) That it didn't look like anything was wrong.

11. What did being a free trapper mean for Jim?
(a) That he could hire the people he wanted.
(b) That he must be a master at his trade.
(c) That it would be less expensive.
(d) That he would have to depend on himself.

12. What did the name Casapy mean that the Crow Indians had given to Bridger?
(a) True Teacher.
(b) Good Follower.
(c) Blanket Chief.
(d) Guiding One.

13. What did the Crow chief tell Joseph Meek he needed to do in order to live?
(a) Follow their orders.
(b) Tell the truth.
(c) Kill his brother.
(d) Spy on his own people.

14. When Washington Irving wrote about Sublette's brigade, he mentioned that there were what perched on top of some of the packs?
(a) Half breed children.
(b) Black crows.
(c) Beaver pelts.
(d) Scruffy dogs.

15. In what year was Jim Bridger born?
(a) 1805.
(b) 1810.
(c) 1804.
(d) 1809.

Short Answer Questions

1. When the Blackfeet attacked the Americans in Chapter 6, how many horses did they take?

2. Which tribe was allies with the Blackfeet Indians?

3. In Chapter 5, who was called an "ornery skunk"?

4. Hugh Glass was a hunter from where?

5. What was another name for goats mentioned in Chapter 3?

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