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

Describe the Indians as seen through Jim Bridger's eyes. What qualities did Bridger admire in the Indians? What tribes were known as friends to Bridger? Describe the Indians as seen through the U.S. government's eyes? How do these two views differ and why?

Essay Topic 2

What new things did you learn from this book about Mountain Men and the way they lived and survived? What things surprised you or enlightened you about Jim Bridger's way of life? Use specific information to support your answers.

Essay Topic 3

Every year the Mountain Men would gather together in a specific spot for a rendezvous. What was the purpose of these rendezvouses, and what happened during these gatherings? Use specific information from the book in your explanation.

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