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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Chapter 5, who was called an "ornery skunk"?
(a) Fitzgerald.
(b) Henry.
(c) Glass.
(d) Bridger.

2. In Chapter 6, the air was described to be like what?
(a) Ice.
(b) Foggy.
(c) Wine.
(d) Wet.

3. When the Blackfeet attacked the Americans in Chapter 6, how much were the beaver pelts worth that were taken?
(a) $2,000.
(b) $3,500.
(c) $4,000.
(d) $2,900.

4. Who saved Cotton Mansfield when the Indians were running after him to get his scalp?
(a) Jim Bridger.
(b) Captain Bonneville.
(c) Tom Fitzpatrick.
(d) Kit Carson.

5. Pierre's Hole was home to what tribe that is described as the most implacable of tribes?
(a) Blackfeet.
(b) Cheyenne.
(c) Crow.
(d) Sioux.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was made the subject in painter, John Mix Stanley's painting named, "The Trapper's Last Shot"?

2. Who did Jim apprentice in a blacksmith shop?

3. A prime beaver skin could sell for up to how many dollars?

4. What was Meek's answer when the Crow chief asked him how many men Bridger had?

5. Who was the original owner of the American Fur Company?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the area known as Pierre's Hole or Teton Basin.

2. In the old days of rendezvous trappers, how did the trappers live like lords?

3. Describe what the spot looked like where the Mississippi River meets the Missouri River, according to Jim Bridger.

4. Why was it when a Grizzly bear has seen a person that the person is generally unable to get away?

5. What dramatic events took place when Bridger was going on fourteen years old?

6. While Joseph Meek was marching with the Crow Indians, what did the squaws do to Meek amuse themselves?

7. In Chapter 3, as soon as the fort was built, Bridger set out with the other men to hunt and trap. What kind of animals does Bridger say they hunted or trapped?

8. What kinds of jobs did Jim Bridger first hold to help support himself and his sister?

9. When Colonel Leavenworth arrived at Fort Recovery, why was the Colonel looking glum?

10. Why did Joseph Meek shoot a young brave in Chapter 12?

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