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. 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

There were many individuals in this book besides Jim Bridger. Who was one of your favorite people and why? What influences did this person have on Jim Bridger? How did Jim Bridger play a role in this person's life? What qualities did this person have that you liked and could relate to?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

In Chapter 14 Jim Bridger is quoted as saying, "If you betray timidity or indecision, you convert them from that moment into insidious and dangerous enemies." Who was Bridger referring to in this statement, and what did he mean?

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