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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How much did the Army pay Jim Bridger per day to be the Chief of Scouts?
(a) $5.
(b) $10.
(c) $15.
(d) $20.

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

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

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

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

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

7. In the beginning of Chapter 20, where did President Buchanan order troops to be sent?
(a) Missouri.
(b) Utah.
(c) Wyoming.
(d) California.

8. Who was Jim Bridger's friend that he persuaded to come out to Fort Bridger and be partners with him?
(a) Kit Carson.
(b) Louis Vasquez.
(c) Gerald Lund.
(d) Tom Fitzpatrick.

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

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

11. When Jim Bridger opened his gate after hearing someone knock, which of his friends was there?
(a) Tom Fitzpatrick.
(b) Kit Carson.
(c) Joe Meek.
(d) Brigham Young.

12. What was the name of Joseph Meek's daughter?
(a) Marie.
(b) Eliza.
(c) Mary.
(d) Helen.

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

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

15. In Chapter 26, who said he was "sure a single company of regulars could whip a thousand Indians"?
(a) Mark Twain.
(b) Phil Kearney.
(c) William J. Fetterman.
(d) Sir Walter Scott.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was Sir George Gore's favorite author?

2. Who told Bridger they wanted him to find a more direct route for wagons from Fort Bridger to the South Platte.

3. Who said, "Boys, the trouble with you is you're all spunk and no gumption"?

4. When Sir George bought cattle, how much did he spend per head?

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

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