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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. What did the Mormons pile in their houses when they were afraid the troops would sack their city?
(a) Wood chips.
(b) Buffalo chips.
(c) Straw.
(d) Wheat.

2. How old was Jim Bridger's daughter when he sent her to the Whitman Mission School?
(a) Going on seven.
(b) Going on eight.
(c) Going on nine.
(d) Going on ten.

3. How many men did Sir George Gore have in his entourage?
(a) 50.
(b) 37.
(c) 55.
(d) 62..

4. What had Mrs. Bridger lost in Chapter 16, that one of the groups of travelers had given her?
(a) A butter knife.
(b) A skillet lid.
(c) A baby blanket.
(d) A down pillow.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who believed Americans had a false notion of war?

2. What tribe did the scouts come from that Captain Frank North had in his battalion?

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

4. What was the name of Joseph Meek's daughter?

5. Who was Jim Bridger's friend that he persuaded to come out to Fort Bridger and be partners with him?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Which tribes came to the treaty grounds of Fort Laramie, and who were some of the well known Indians that attended?

3. What were some of Sir George Gore's morning habits?

4. Why did the Indians give Jim Bridger the name of "Big Throat"?

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

6. What is the reason that historians give for the quarrel between Brigham Young and Jim Bridger?

7. Why did Jim Bridger's stay at home in Chapter 22 not last long?

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

9. How did Jim Bridger excel at trailing?

10. How did Shotwell describe Jim Bridger in Chapter 24?

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