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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. Which animal did Russell and some other trappers hunt to keep a steady food supply during the winter in Part 2 (pp. 84-103)?

2. When did Russell make the rendezvous where Mr. Wyeth brought supplies in Part 2 (pp.64-83)?

3. Where did Russell and fifteen other men travel to for the winter in Part 2?

4. How many Indians approached when the men were burning their goods in Part 2 (pp. 104-123)?

5. How wide is Yellowstone Lake?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Russell spend time with the Bonnack Indians in Part 2 (pp. 64-83)?

2. How were Russell and the other trappers robbed by the Indians in Part 2 (pp. 104-123)?

3. Who was Russell with for the July 4, 1836, rendezvous, and where did they travel to when the rendezvous was finished?

4. Who was with Russell when he traveled to the Secluded Valley in Part 2 (pp. 84-103), and how did his companions view the scenery?

5. Why did the trappers split up in Part 2 (pp. 44-63)?

6. What precautions did Russell take to avoid being ambushed by Indians at the Big Horn River area in Part 2 (pp. 84-103)?

7. What happened when Russell first encountered a grizzly bear in Part 1?

8. How did the Indians help Russell in the mountains in Part 2 (pp. 44-63)?

9. How and where was Fort Hall built?

10. How did the trappers respond to the apology given to them by the Indians at the end of Part 2 (pp. 104-123)?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Yellowstone Lake was a central location for a lot of the events that took place in Journal of a Trapper.

1) Describe Yellowstone Lake as it was presented by Russell, including the surrounding areas that were mentioned.

2) Explain two major events from the book that took place near Yellowstone.

3) Analyze the phrases that Russell used to depict Yellowstone and the literary effect they had on the book.

Essay Topic 2

Analyze three examples of help that Russell received from the Indians during his journey as a trapper. Also, include an explanation of Russell's initial impressions of the Indians before they offered their help and how significant their assistance was in his adventures.

Essay Topic 3

Encounters with Indians were a common occurrence for Russell and the other trappers throughout the book.

1) Describe the differences between friendly and hostile Indians for the trappers.

2) Explain how Russell associated with certain tribes and what he learned from them.

3) Analyze three reports of Indian attacks from other trapping parties and Russell's response to them.

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