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. How long was the dog-run or tunnel in Fort Laramie?

2. What Valley did Bridger lead Captain Howard Stansbury down from?

3. Who was in charge of Connor's column that was headed northwest from the Lower Platte?

4. The Indians and Mountain men always hunted for what two reasons?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

3. Why did the Indians give Jim Bridger the name of "Big Throat"?

4. How did Jim Bridger excel at trailing?

5. What happened to the artist and correspondent named Ridgeway Glover who went on a walk unarmed one afternoon?

6. In Chapter 18, what was the first move the Saints tried to make on the Mountain men, and what happened?

7. What did Jim Bridger know the first duty of a chief or an officer was?

8. How did Shotwell describe Jim Bridger in Chapter 24?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why do you think, as the years went by and towards the end of the book, there was more hostility between the white man and the Indians? What events and factors contributed to the crumbling relationship between the two races? What things do you think could have been done to mend the relationship between Indians and the white man? Use specific information from the book to support your answers.

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

Throughout the book, there are tales of men losing their wives, either to the Indian attacks or during childbirth. Jim Bridger had more than one wife that died in childbirth, and one child that was taken by the Indians and never seen again. How do you think the familiarity of loved ones dying affected the Mountain Men, especially Jim Bridger? Even after the Indians took his daughter, do you think Jim Bridger kept an open mind about the Indians? Why or why not?

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