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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the name of the paper where almost a whole page was dedicated to Jim Bridger?
(a) Missouri Journal.
(b) Buffalo Post.
(c) Kearney Herald.
(d) Frontier Sun.

2. What tribe did the scouts come from that Captain Frank North had in his battalion?
(a) Ute.
(b) Pawnee.
(c) Cherokee.
(d) Sioux.

3. General Connor told Jim Bridger that his three columns were to meet at the mouth of what river?
(a) Missouri.
(b) Mississippi.
(c) Tongue.
(d) Greene.

4. What would gnaw on the saddles and harnesses that the greenhorns left out at night?
(a) Wolves.
(b) The Mountain Men dogs.
(c) The horses.
(d) Coyotes.

5. What did Jim Bridger find on the side of a trail that had Indian signs marked on them?
(a) Peace pipes.
(b) Horse saddles.
(c) Indian belts.
(d) Buffalo skulls.

6. French Pete had a Sioux wife and how many children?
(a) Three.
(b) Five.
(c) Ten.
(d) Two.

7. The summer of 1842, Bourdeaux was in charge at Fort Laramie with how many clerks?
(a) Two.
(b) Three.
(c) Four.
(d) One.

8. General Connor ordered his men to kill any male over the age of what?
(a) 12.
(b) 16.
(c) 10.
(d) 21.

9. In Chapter 14, the emigrants were liked to school boys lost where?
(a) Beyond the school house.
(b) In a big railroad station.
(c) In a women's kitchen.
(d) In the woods.

10. Jim Bridger decided to build Fort Bridger among his friends from what tribe?
(a) The Snakes.
(b) The Crow.
(c) The Blackfeet.
(d) The Sioux.

11. What did Joseph Meek say carried Jim's daughter away?
(a) "Them fightin' Injuns."
(b) "Them red devils."
(c) "Them rotten scoundrel dogs."
(d) "Them rootin' tootin' greenhorns."

12. Who did the Indians say "talked sense and told the truth"?
(a) Father Pierre Jean de Smet.
(b) Jim Bridger.
(c) General Richard Gerard.
(d) Hugh Glass.

13. When Parkman's story and words were referred to in Chapter 14, he mentioned that the water was alive with dogs, horses, and what?
(a) Moose.
(b) Bears.
(c) Indians.
(d) Buffalo.

14. What was the name of Jim Bridger's son that was a veteran of the Civil War?
(a) Charles.
(b) Alvin.
(c) Felix.
(d) George.

15. At the beginning of Chapter 14, Bridger and his men were riding over a ridge and the greenhorns mistook them for who?
(a) Raiding Sioux.
(b) Raiding Blackfeet.
(c) Raiding Crows.
(d) Raiding Snake.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 26, who said he was "sure a single company of regulars could whip a thousand Indians"?

2. The trail Jim Bridger proposed would later be the route of the Overland Stage, the Union Pacific Railroad, and what else?

3. What place was the largest trading post in the West?

4. On what area of the body did Jim Bridger develop goiter?

5. What country was Sir George Gore from?

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