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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who was John C. Fremont's topographer?
(a) Charles Preuss.
(b) Gabe Rogers.
(c) Jim Bridger.
(d) Kit Carson.

3. What kind of animal's udder did Jim Bridger use to feed his new baby girl?
(a) Cow.
(b) Goat.
(c) Buffalo.
(d) Antelope.

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

5. What time did Sir George Gore usually sleep until in the morning?
(a) Ten or eleven.
(b) Nine or ten.
(c) Eleven or twelve.
(d) Seven or Eight.

6. Who was Sir George Gore's favorite author?
(a) Shakespeare.
(b) Louisa May Alcott.
(c) Nathaniel Hawthorne.
(d) Leo Tolstoy.

7. How many men did Sir George Gore have in his entourage?
(a) 62..
(b) 50.
(c) 55.
(d) 37.

8. In what year did General Grenville M. Dodge summon Jim Bridger to act as Chief of Scouts?
(a) 1864.
(b) 1865.
(c) 1867.
(d) 1860.

9. When Jim Bridger arrived at his home in Santa Fe, he had a son named what?
(a) William.
(b) Henry.
(c) Thomas.
(d) George.

10. Where did Jim Bridger travel to give his opinion of the Mormons?
(a) St. Louis.
(b) Chicago.
(c) New York City.
(d) Washington D.C.

11. When the rest of the men came in after Joseph Meek, what did Jim Bridger fix for them to eat?
(a) Buffalo skins.
(b) Corn husks.
(c) Cowboy pie.
(d) Hot meat.

12. The words "Hell's full of greenhorns" was known as what?
(a) The frontier gospel.
(b) The Mountain Man oath.
(c) The Indian and trapper agreement.
(d) The Indian wisdom.

13. What did the Mormons pile in their houses when they were afraid the troops would sack their city?
(a) Buffalo chips.
(b) Wheat.
(c) Straw.
(d) Wood chips.

14. In Chapter 14, when Bridger decided to "set his moccasins on a new trail" his experience was likened to that of whom?
(a) Tom Fitzpatrick.
(b) Charles Preuss.
(c) Kit Carson.
(d) Francis Parkman.

15. In the beginning of Chapter 22, Jim Bridger is discharged on the last day of what month in 1865?
(a) December.
(b) October.
(c) November.
(d) September.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Bridger's wife died during childbirth, she left him with a daughter named what?

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

3. In Parkman's words, the poles that were used to erect the lodges were carried by what?

4. Who did the Indians say "talked sense and told the truth"?

5. Who was Jim Bridger's friend that he persuaded to come out to Fort Bridger and be partners with him?

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