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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. In Parkman's words, the poles that were used to erect the lodges were carried by what?
(a) Men.
(b) Dogs.
(c) Horses.
(d) Women and children.

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

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

5. How much did Jim Bridger agree to lease Fort Bridger to the government for?
(a) $600 every quarter.
(b) $60 a day.
(c) $6,000 a year.
(d) $600 a year.

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

7. What country was Sir George Gore from?
(a) Ireland.
(b) Brazil.
(c) Canada.
(d) France.

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

9. What was the date Jim Bridger leased his claim to Fort Bridger to the government?
(a) October 17th.
(b) October 30th.
(c) November 20th.
(d) November 18th.

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

11. As a result of the tragedy of murder and Jim Bridger's daughter being taken away, it was clear that the mountains were no place for what?
(a) Civilized people.
(b) Dogs and cows.
(c) Women and children.
(d) Greenhorns.

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

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

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

15. The Indians and Mountain men always hunted for what two reasons?
(a) Meat or game.
(b) Entertainment or money.
(c) Pelts or meat.
(d) Meat or pelts.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. In the beginning of Chapter 25, what day of the year did the Sioux steel the horses at 5 o'clock in the morning?

5. Who was John C. Fremont's topographer?

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