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Multiple Choice Questions

1. To follow the large keelboats up the river, the expedition made use of
(a) Pirogues
(b) Inflatable vests
(c) Paddles
(d) Ski-doos

2. At this point in their journey, wild game is
(a) Scarce
(b) Frightened of the boats
(c) Difficult to hunt
(d) Abundant

3. The difference between a canoe and a pirogue is that
(a) Pirogues tip over more easily
(b) Pirogues have a covering over half the boat
(c) Pirogues have flat bottoms and canoes do not
(d) Canoes move much faster in the water

4. Thomas Jefferson appoints Meriweather Lewis as
(a) Secretary of Commerce
(b) Secretary of the Interior
(c) His personal secretary
(d) Secretary of State

5. In preparation for the expedition, Lewis oversees the construction of
(a) Artifacts for trading with Native Americans
(b) Wagons to carry supplies overland
(c) A large, waterproof teepee for the troops
(d) A large, iron, collapsible boat

6. Of the 5.5 million people in America during Jefferson's time,
(a) Only one thousan were slaves
(b) Slaves were the dominant population
(c) Slaves form the dominant group in the west
(d) Approximately one million were slaves

7. What was Jefferson's suggestion to Napoleon regarding New Orleans?
(a) Sign the area over to the British to arouse enmity
(b) Go to war with Spain to establish possesssion
(c) Cede the area to Spain in order to balance things
(d) Cede the area to the U.S. to prevent a war between allies

8. Lewis tells Jefferson that the Snake Indians have large quantities of
(a) Furs
(b) Corn
(c) Horses
(d) Buffalo

9. Jefferson undertook the preparation of
(a) Food packaging for the expedition
(b) Boats and clothing to be used by the explorers
(c) A large list of "useful knowledge" to be gathered by Lewis
(d) Many different types of maps to guide the explorers

10. Prior to the beginning of the journey, Jefferson issues to Lewis
(a) Marching orders for the expedition
(b) A warning to spend judiciously
(c) A medal for courage and valor
(d) An unprecedented letter of credit

11. Plantation owners constantly seek additional land because
(a) They wear out the soil with tobacco planting
(b) They wish to be free and independent
(c) They want to conquer the British
(d) They want more power over the territory

12. On their journey back to camp, Windsor and Lewis both
(a) Nearly fell into a deep ravine
(b) Fell down numerous times
(c) Determined this was the Missouri
(d) Climbed cottonwoods for the view

13. Lewis travels extensively through the western frontiers in his position as
(a) Army corporal
(b) Stagecoach driver
(c) Military transporter
(d) Paymaster

14. Lewis' men made wheels to drag their pirogues out of
(a) Cottonwood trees
(b) Rounded rocks
(c) Oak trees
(d) Bark and mud

15. Lewis thought that buffalo hair might produce
(a) Good stuffing for pillows
(b) Soft baby blankets
(c) A fine wool
(d) Packing material

Short Answer Questions

1. Even as a private, Lewis is accepted among military officers because

2. The Shoshones removed their moccasins to smoke with Lewis, indicating

3. Wild game animals were not afraid of the men, perhaps because

4. Lewis recommended that Jefferson consider Yellowstone's junction with the Missouri as a site for

5. Lewis feels that Native Americans will become civilized citizens, but

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