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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Neither Captain took Sacagawea along to meet the Indians
(a) Because she needed to stay with her child
(b) For unknown reasons
(c) Because they were concerned about her health
(d) Because she was only good for negotiating

2. Twisted Hair was a
(a) Greedy man
(b) Dreamer
(c) Dishonest person
(d) Nez Perce chief

3. Meriwether Lewis has a penchant for
(a) Poker
(b) Rambling
(c) Picking tobacco
(d) Horse grooming

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

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

6. Among his peers, Lewis is considered
(a) Honest and trustworthy
(b) Slightly effeminate
(c) A bigot
(d) A bit shady

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

8. Lewis spoke to the Shoshone chief through
(a) An elderly woman
(b) One of his French officers
(c) A young warrior
(d) Captain Clark

9. Jefferson's interest in sending an expedition westward was to find
(a) Unknown Native American tribes
(b) A water connection between both continental coasts
(c) New and unknown species of wild animals
(d) Rare birds and plants

10. Lewis named many of the new rivers he found after
(a) Women he had known
(b) Jefferson's ancestors
(c) Clark's family members
(d) Government officials and politicians

11. Once they were on the Mississippi, Lewis and Clark decided to
(a) Explore Missouri country
(b) Double the size of their group
(c) Study the design of Fulton's steamboat
(d) Make a side trip to Santa Fe

12. Lewis hoped that the Indians would accept
(a) The idea of sharing the buffalo
(b) American sovereignty
(c) The concept of trading their furs for beads
(d) The ravaging of their lands

13. In addition to his detailed descriptions of the plains, Lewis' reports resembled a
(a) Legal opinion
(b) Chronological fiction
(c) Newspaper account of an ongoing event
(d) Promotional travelogue and business prospectus

14. The most serious delay in starting the expedition was due to
(a) Having to locate large quantities of dried food
(b) The process of choosing men to participate
(c) The slowness of the US mail
(d) The building of the boat

15. Meriwether Lewis named Marias River after
(a) His grandmother
(b) His cousin
(c) His mother
(d) His sister

Short Answer Questions

1. Because Lewis' iron-frame boat failed, Clark directed the men to

2. When Sacagawea became ill, Lewis treated her with

3. The men in the expedition were bound by the knowledge

4. At this point in their journey, wild game is

5. To follow the large keelboats up the river, the expedition made use of

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