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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Wild game animals were not afraid of the men, perhaps because
(a) They talked gently to them
(b) They had never seen one before
(c) They posed no threat
(d) They smelled like other naimals

2. Lewis learns from Cameahwait that the Nez Perce Indians
(a) Lived west of the mountains
(b) Traveled north every year to hunt
(c) Fished the Columbia
(d) Were well educated

3. Even as a private, Lewis is accepted among military officers because
(a) He comes from a wealthy family
(b) He is extremely capable
(c) He is educated
(d) He is a great horseman

4. When Sacagawea recalls the place where she was kidnapped by the Hidatsas, she
(a) Breaks down and cries
(b) Shows no emotion
(c) Becomes withdrawn
(d) Becomes protective of her child

5. Proceeding downstream on wet clay, the party found the ground to be extremely
(a) Sticky
(b) Slippery
(c) Smelly
(d) Soft

6. The men who served on Lewis & Clark's crew were punished for their violations by
(a) Pulling extra cooking duty
(b) Being held in stocks
(c) Being confined to the ship
(d) The laying on of lashes

7. Lewis and Clark's meeting with Daniel Boone is a matter of
(a) Speculation only
(b) Recorded history
(c) Factual reports
(d) Indians' assumption

8. The keelboat was replaced by pirogues and canoes at this point in the journey because
(a) t was needed for storage
(b) It was obsolete and rusting
(c) It was too large to navigate the upper Missouri River
(d) Lewis feared frightening the Indians

9. Clark noted that he was concerned that the expedition had insufficient
(a) Supplies to deal with the multitude of Indians they will meet
(b) Food to feed their large crew for many months
(c) Credit enough to puchase what they needed
(d) Arms and ammunition to make the journey safely

10. Lewis felt that meeting the Snake Indians could determine
(a) Whether they could learn to grow corn
(b) Whether they would live or die
(c) The success of the expedition
(d) How much meat they could store

11. When the funds were appropriate from Congress for the expedition, Jefferson undertook to
(a) Have Lewis fully educated by experts in many fields
(b) Show Lewis how to calculate latitude and longitude
(c) Gather wagons and guns for Lewis
(d) Have Lewis come to live with him in the presidential house

12. Captain Clark's commission named him only as a
(a) Major
(b) Corporal
(c) Lieutenant
(d) Private

13. Many outlying Mandan villages are abandoned due to
(a) Inclement weather
(b) Smallpox
(c) Seasonal hunting
(d) War among tribes

14. Although he is formally educated, Meriwether Lewis returns to Virginia
(a) To manage the family plantation
(b) To coordinate the education of his sister
(c) To care for his ailing mother
(d) At the behest of Thomas Jefferson

15. Lewis' political leanings favor
(a) Federalist thinking
(b) Socialism
(c) Republic philosophies
(d) Democrat party

Short Answer Questions

1. The strange gunshot-type noise that came regularly from the northwest

2. One of the unique "new" creatures found by Clark is the

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

4. The voyage down the Ohio River starts out slowly because of the party's

5. Lewis travels extensively through the western frontiers in his position as

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