Jim Bridger, Mountain Man; a Biography Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Old Ephraim ran across the Prince Maximilian party, how many rifle's worth of lead did he carry off with him?

2. What day was Jim Bridger's birthday?

3. When eight hundred Indians caught the Colonel napping in Chapter 3, how many men did they kill?

4. What was one of the Crows' rules of warfare that Jim Bridger followed?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What happened when Joseph Meek laid down Sally so that he could live?

3. What is a greenhorn, and what did Jim Bridger become after he wasn't considered a greenhorn anymore?

4. What happened that let Bridger see a chance for official backing concerning the Hot Springs, geysers, lake, and Fire Hole River?

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

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

7. In the winter of 1847, why did Joseph Meek come to visit Bridger?

8. What happened to Tom Eyck's detail that he took out to fight the Cheyenne and Sioux Indians?

9. During the months when finding beavers and hunting furs wasn't easy, what kind of work did the men do so that they would still have work during the winters?

10. In 1846, which party stopped by Fort Bridger and why?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe the events that led up to Jim Bridger receiving two arrows in his back in Chapter 8. Why did Bridger receive these arrows to the back? Do you think they were deserved? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Sir George Gore. What were some characteristics that stood out to you about George Gore as you read the book? Why do you think George Gore and Jim Bridger became fast friends? What are some similarities between Gore and Bridger? Use specific information from the book to support your answers.

Essay Topic 3

Describe how the theme of independence is revealed in the book. There is a boat named the Independence mentioned in Chapter 1. How does this vessel tie in with Jim Bridger's development of his own independence in Chapter 1? How does Bridger's independence increase during the course of the book?

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