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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. Who was the first American to harvest beaver fur west of the Rockies?
(a) Jim Bridger.
(b) John Colter.
(c) Franklin Tourin.
(d) Major Henry.

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

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

4. When eight hundred Indians caught the Colonel napping in Chapter 3, how many men did they kill?
(a) Ten.
(b) Twenty.
(c) Thirteen.
(d) Fourteen.

5. Jim carried a small horn vial on his belt filled with what?
(a) Water.
(b) Castor.
(c) Gun powder.
(d) Rum.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Indians attacked Henry's party in the beginning of Chapter 5, how many men were wounded?

2. What would happen if a greenhorn set up drinks for all the old-timers?

3. Who did the Crow chief give the new name of "Shiam Shaspusia"?

4. In the same year that Jim Bridger was born, Lewis and Clark set out up what river?

5. Even though Bridger was hospitable and generous, he was not fond of what?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Bridger built Fort Bridger, he built four log cabins within the stockade. What were these four cabins for?

2. Why did the Crow chief come into Bridger's camp with forty men to request a truce?

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

4. What idea did Bridger develop when he experienced a number of emigrants coming to Fort Laramie?

5. Why was the gift of being an explorer such an important asset to a fur trader?

6. What was Fetterman's scheme to trick the enemy?

7. When Bridger became a free trapper, what did he do with the furs and with his earnings?

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

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

10. Describe the time of year that Jim Bridger was born and what he looked like.

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