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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. What is the name of Captain Clark's dog?

2. Who does the Corps send documentation and specimens to?

3. What river runs under the Black Mountains?

4. What can the Corps see from the top of the hill?

5. What is Captain Lewis still recovering from in this chapter?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the Corps find it difficult to get across Musselshell River?

2. What is George Shannon's conditions when he finally shows up again in the third chapter?

3. Describe Toussaint Charbonneau and his current life.

4. What occurs in the meeting between the captains and the Indian tribes in the second chapter?

5. Why do the Captains establish specific appointments for Thompson, Warner and Collins in the opening chapter?

6. What decisions does Clark make on November 2?

7. Describe the meeting that takes place between the captains and the Yankton Siuox on August 30th.

8. What does Jean Valle tell the party in the fourth chapter?

9. How does the weather in Chapter 11 affect the Corps?

10. What problems does the buffalo cause in Chapter 9?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What problems does the group encounter during its journey? How does it manage to get over its problems? How does it learn from its mistakes?

Essay Topic 2

Why was the American President held more highly in regard in the 19th century than he is today? What did the Indians think about having their lives ruled by someone who had nothing to do with their culture?

Essay Topic 3

Why does the Corps want to journey down the Missouri River? Why has the river not been extensively explored before? What are the other rivers' relationships with the Missouri?

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