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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who believed Americans had a false notion of war?
(a) Mark Twain.
(b) General W.B. Hazen.
(c) Jim Bridger.
(d) Colonel Carrington.

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

3. On the night of December 20th, who told everyone he must have one scalp before he left Fort Laramie?
(a) Captain Fredrick H. Brown.
(b) Lieut. Glenn.
(c) Jim Bridger.
(d) Angus MacDonald.

4. In the opening of Chapter 16, where was Brigham Young's caravan headed?
(a) California.
(b) St. Louis.
(c) Salt Lake.
(d) Yellowstone.

5. What Valley did Bridger lead Captain Howard Stansbury down from?
(a) Ogden.
(b) Green.
(c) Utah.
(d) Cache.

6. In the beginning of Chapter 25, what day of the year did the Sioux steel the horses at 5 o'clock in the morning?
(a) July 4th.
(b) June 3rd.
(c) June 21st.
(d) July 17th.

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

8. What did the emigrants call the trappers and traders?
(a) Tame Indians.
(b) French men.
(c) Wild men.
(d) French Indians.

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

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

11. What was Jim Bridger's daughters name who he sent to Whitman Mission School?
(a) Cynthia.
(b) Mary Ann.
(c) Rebekah.
(d) Marie.

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

13. What had Mrs. Bridger lost in Chapter 16, that one of the groups of travelers had given her?
(a) A down pillow.
(b) A butter knife.
(c) A baby blanket.
(d) A skillet lid.

14. When Bridger left Fort Leramie, he rode back to Fort Bridger where he married a woman from what tribe?
(a) Crow.
(b) Snake.
(c) Blackfeet.
(d) Sioux.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When Jim Bridger opened his gate after hearing someone knock, which of his friends was there?

2. What year did Gore pack up his things and move to Tongue River?

3. Sir George Gore would go out alone or with how many companions to hunt after his morning routine?

4. When Parkman's story and words were referred to in Chapter 14, he mentioned that the water was alive with dogs, horses, and what?

5. At the beginning of Chapter 14, Bridger and his men were riding over a ridge and the greenhorns mistook them for who?

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