Jim Bridger, Mountain Man; a Biography Test | Lesson Plans 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. In Chapter 4, Colonel Henry Leavenworth advanced up the river with how many companies?

2. What happened to the men from Sublette's brigade that headed out ahead of the group?

3. Where did the Hudson's Bay Company monopolize all trade with the Indians?

4. How many Crow squaws guarded Joseph Meek?

5. How many miles away from Fort Kiowa was Hugh Glass when he came to on the Grand River?

Short Essay Questions

1. As Jim Bridger got older what health problems did he develop?

2. In Chapter 27, what did Jim Bridger know the Cheyenne chief was after?

3. What questions did the Crow chief ask Joseph Meek to tell the truth about so he could live?

4. What was Jim Bridger's motto in Chapter 21?

5. In Chapter 4, what two traits were to be respected among the Indians?

6. What were some of the mistakes that tourists made that stopped by Fort Bridger?

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

8. In Chapter 16, Bridger weny out with Kit Carson in the spring to what places?

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Why did Jim Bridger have to look after his sister when he was young? What events and struggles in Jim Bridger's life forced him to become a man sooner than other boys might have? How did these help Bridger become a good Mountain Man? Use information from the book to explain your reasoning.

Essay Topic 2

What are some of the reasons given in the book to why Jim Bridger and Brigham Young didn't get along? What do you feel were reasons for the animosity between Bridger and Young? Do you think animosity is the right word? What other words would describe the relationship between Bridger and Brigham Young? Do you think these two individuals could have ever been friends? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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