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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. At the fort Big Horn men were divided into messes. How many people were a part of one "mess"?
(a) Four.
(b) Six.
(c) Nine..
(d) Ten.

2. What was the first name of General William Henry Harrison's son?
(a) Michael.
(b) Benjamin.
(c) Thomas.
(d) Patrick.

3. What trapper rule concerning guns was similar to the rule of the Indian camps?
(a) No man should keep a gun to just himself.
(b) No man should keep more than one gun.
(c) No man should sleep with his gun empty.
(d) No man should fire a gun within the camp.

4. How many Crow warriors did Meek count?
(a) 150.
(b) 132.
(c) 187.
(d) 112.

5. From what tribe did Joseph Meek's wife come from?
(a) Blackfeet.
(b) Crow.
(c) Sioux.
(d) Snake.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did being a free trapper mean for Jim?

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

3. When Washington Irving wrote about Sublette's brigade, he mentioned that there were what perched on top of some of the packs?

4. Who volunteered with Bridger to keep an eye on Hugh Glass after he was badly injured?

5. Jim carried a small horn vial on his belt filled with what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Where did the Atsena Indians get their name of Big Bellies from?

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

5. In Chapter 8, why were Jim and Tom leading Vanderburgh on a "wild goose chase"?

6. Who was the bear that Prince Maximilian spoke of, and what was the story of this great bear?

7. Why did Captain Sir William Drummond Stuart make people stare?

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

9. Why was it important for Jim to know more than the lay out or topography of the land?

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

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