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

Stanley Vestal
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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 the beginning of Chapter 25, what day of the year did the Sioux steel the horses at 5 o'clock in the morning?

2. When Sir George bought cattle, how much did he spend per head?

3. The trail Jim Bridger proposed would later be the route of the Overland Stage, the Union Pacific Railroad, and what else?

4. As a result of the tragedy of murder and Jim Bridger's daughter being taken away, it was clear that the mountains were no place for what?

5. How much did the Army pay Jim Bridger per day to be the Chief of Scouts?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What are some of the things that Jim Bridger did to help the Mormons and their leader, Brigham Young?

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

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

7. How did Jim Bridger excel at trailing?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Jim Bridger and Tom Fitzpatrick were old friends that had been through a lot together. Name some of the stories that Bridger and Fitzpatrick were involved with. How important do you think it was to have a long lasting camaraderie in the wilderness?

Essay Topic 2

This book was a biography written by Stanley Vestal; therefore, it's a book about Jim Bridger written by someone else. How do you think this book would have been different if Bridger would have written it himself? What are some events or people that you think would have been described differently had Bridger written the book himself? Explain your answers and use specific information from the book to support your views.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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