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Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
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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. Who is attacked by a grizzly bear in this chapter?

2. What is the name of the man who gives Lewis detailed information about the Indian tribes?

3. Who does the man who visits two days before Christmas want to make peace with?

4. What is the name of Clark's servant?

5. What river does the Corps reach at the beginning of this chapter?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Captain Lewis help with the delivery of Jean-Baptiste?

2. Describe the journey back home.

3. What vow does the party break in Chapter 16?

4. What does Clark give Yellept in exchange for his horse?

5. What does Clark notice about the mound they climb in the third chapter?

6. What do the men do when they set up camp on August the 15th?

7. What decision does the Court Martial make on Hugh Hall and John Collins?

8. What problems do the men have in catching the grizzly in Chapter 8?

9. How does Sacagawea surprise Lewis in Chapter 13?

10. How does Clark defuse a situation between a husband and wife on November 22nd?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What are the differences between leaders and followers? How can a team work well with a variety of individuals? Do you think the Corps works well together?

Essay Topic 2

Examine trading.

1) In what way is trading an important part of Indian culture?

2) What involvement did the French have in Indian trading?

3) How did the Corps use the American Indians' love of trading to their advantage?

Essay Topic 3

Examine the history between the American Indian in terms of the following:

1) Allies and enemies

2) War

3) Language

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