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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What place was the largest trading post in the West?
(a) Fort Union.
(b) Fort Laramie.
(c) Fort Bridger.
(d) Fort Hood.

2. In Chapter 14, Jim Bridger is described as being as slick as what?
(a) A tear on a squaw's cheek.
(b) A rainy river bank.
(c) A mud pie in the summer.
(d) A buffalo's nose.

3. What was located in the corner of Mrs. Bridger's room?
(a) A rocking chair.
(b) A churn.
(c) A drying rack.
(d) A baby bed.

4. Who was in charge of Connor's column that was headed northwest from the Lower Platte?
(a) Colonel Nick Janice.
(b) Colonel Patrick Powder.
(c) Colonel John Reshaw.
(d) Colonel Nelson Cole.

5. Who described Jim Bridger as having the eyes of an eagle in Chapter 22?
(a) Kit Carson.
(b) Captain Palmer.
(c) A.J. Shotwell.
(d) Tom Fitzpatrick.

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

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

8. When Bridger's wife died during childbirth, she left him with a daughter named what?
(a) Virginia.
(b) Isabella.
(c) Caroline.
(d) Reba.

9. Bridger was interviewed by a newspaper editor, but the editors friend told him not to take any stock in what?
(a) Mountain legends.
(b) Indian folklore.
(c) Greenhorn stories.
(d) Trapper's tales.

10. Sir George Gore would go out alone or with how many companions to hunt after his morning routine?
(a) One or two.
(b) Ten or eleven.
(c) Two or three.
(d) Twelve or thirteen.

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

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

13. When Sir George Gore ordered all the irons raked from the ashes, where did he ask the men to throw them?
(a) In the fire pit under the ashes.
(b) In a large hole that the men dug in the ground.
(c) Into the Missouri River.
(d) Into the buffalo dung heep.

14. Who said, "Boys, the trouble with you is you're all spunk and no gumption"?
(a) Horation S. Bingham.
(b) Phil Kearney.
(c) George W. Grummond.
(d) Jim Bridger.

15. On what day of the year was Jim Bridger enrolled as Chief Guide at Fort Kearney?
(a) January 20th.
(b) January 15th.
(c) January 11th.
(d) January 25th.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of Joseph Meek's daughter?

2. What kind of animal's udder did Jim Bridger use to feed his new baby girl?

3. What Valley did Bridger lead Captain Howard Stansbury down from?

4. What did the Mormons pile in their houses when they were afraid the troops would sack their city?

5. What was the date Jim Bridger leased his claim to Fort Bridger to the government?

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