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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What would happen if a greenhorn set up drinks for all the old-timers?
(a) They would have to clean up everyone's campsite.
(b) They would be shaved bald.
(c) They would have to sing lullabies to the coyotes at night.
(d) They would have to sleep outside with no cover in the rain.

2. Who saved Cotton Mansfield when the Indians were running after him to get his scalp?
(a) Captain Bonneville.
(b) Kit Carson.
(c) Jim Bridger.
(d) Tom Fitzpatrick.

3. What kind of dense bushes was Hugh Glass pushing his way through when he came across a grizzly?
(a) Wild Rose.
(b) Plum.
(c) Raspberry.
(d) Blackberry.

4. What trapper rule concerning guns was similar to the rule of the Indian camps?
(a) No man should keep more than one gun.
(b) No man should fire a gun within the camp.
(c) No man should sleep with his gun empty.
(d) No man should keep a gun to just himself.

5. What was another name for goats mentioned in Chapter 3?
(a) Antelope.
(b) Gullots.
(c) Sheep.
(d) Rams.

6. In Chapter 7, who was the man that looked thin as a rail, red eyed, ragged, and unarmed?
(a) Henry.
(b) Bridger.
(c) Fitzpatrick.
(d) Glass.

7. When eight hundred Indians caught the Colonel napping in Chapter 3, how many men did they kill?
(a) Twenty.
(b) Ten.
(c) Thirteen.
(d) Fourteen.

8. What did Jim Bridger love better than people?
(a) His belongings.
(b) Animals.
(c) Places.
(d) Himself.

9. A man lucky enough to kill a grizzly proudly wore its claws as what?
(a) A belt.
(b) A saddle decoration.
(c) A hair piece.
(d) A necklace.

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

11. Where did a trapper or hunter have to deposit what he brought in?
(a) Before the Captain's cabin.
(b) At the front entrance of the fort.
(c) At the kitchen.
(d) At the fort's storage closet.

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

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

14. How many miles away from Fort Kiowa was Hugh Glass when he came to on the Grand River?
(a) 150.
(b) 100.
(c) 125.
(d) 200.

15. Hugh Glass was a hunter from where?
(a) Fairfax.
(b) New York.
(c) Chicago.
(d) Pennsylvania.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who did the Crow chief give the new name of "Shiam Shaspusia"?

2. What was a booshway?

3. In Chapter 8, who told Bridger not to be afraid because they knew the Indians and that they were his wife's relatives?

4. Washington Irving wrote about Sublette's brigade on the march. What does Washington write about Sublette's arm?

5. In Chapter 6, the air was described to be like what?

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