Jim Bridger, Mountain Man; a Biography Test | Final 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. General Connor told Jim Bridger that his three columns were to meet at the mouth of what river?

2. What year did Gore pack up his things and move to Tongue River?

3. Where did Jim Bridger travel to give his opinion of the Mormons?

4. Sir George Gore would go out alone or with how many companions to hunt after his morning routine?

5. What would gnaw on the saddles and harnesses that the greenhorns left out at night?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Which tribes came to the treaty grounds of Fort Laramie, and who were some of the well known Indians that attended?

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

4. What was Fetterman's scheme to trick the enemy?

5. What quality Chapter 21 did Jim Bridger have that made him superior to other Mountain Men?

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

7. When the snow was gone and Bridger got ready to set out with Sir George Gore on the trail to Yellowstone, what did they bring with them?

8. How did Jim Bridger excel at trailing?

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

10. What did one man offer Jim Bridger after he told the story of the big diamond on top of a mountain that could be seen from fifty miles away?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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