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

2. How many men did Sir George Gore have in his entourage?

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

4. French Pete had a Sioux wife and how many children?

5. Chapter 16 mentions a cold afternoon when Bridger's dogs began to bark. Bridger peers through his loophole and sees how many dark figures?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. In 1846, which party stopped by Fort Bridger and why?

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

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

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

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

10. In Chapter 17, when the Cheyenne Indians brought the two scalps and offered them back to the Snake Indians, what happened?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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

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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