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Multiple Choice Questions

1. The voyage down the Ohio River starts out slowly because of the party's
(a) Disagreements
(b) Late start
(c) Disorganization
(d) Poorly designed boats

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

3. As Lewis and his small scouting party ascended the north river bank, they were plagued by
(a) Prickly pears
(b) Falling rocks
(c) Snakes
(d) Grizzlies

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

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

6. The Shoshones removed their moccasins to smoke with Lewis, indicating
(a) Their sincerity in friendship
(b) Their respect for a clean blanket
(c) Their humility
(d) Their interest in his mocassins

7. The men in the expedition were bound by the knowledge
(a) They were making history
(b) They might not survive
(c) They needed to return safely
(d) They were dependent on Lewis

8. Winter at Fort Mandan was
(a) Raucous and merry
(b) Fairly mild
(c) Extremely cold
(d) Pleasant and comfrtable

9. Andre Michaux was selected to lead an expedition west until Jefferson discovered that
(a) Michaux was incapable of understanding his peers
(b) Michaux's interests lay in his own personal wealth
(c) Michaux was an agent of the French government
(d) Michaux was under educated

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

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

12. Clark's attitude toward hostile Indian tribes was
(a) To do everything possible to avoid a fight
(b) To always take them by surprise
(c) To intimidate the tribes with their new model guns
(d) To alarm the Indians into submission

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

14. Lewis' attitude toward gold during this expedition was one of
(a) Hope
(b) Futility
(c) Excessive greed
(d) Indifference

15. France, having transferred the Louisiana Territory to the US, allows the expedition to
(a) Travel through American territory wihout hostility
(b) Purchase guns from the French
(c) Include foreigners in the group of explorers
(d) Freely trap for fur along the way

Short Answer Questions

1. Lewis spoke to the Shoshone chief through

2. Twisted Hair was a

3. The Captains inadvertently caused trouble by giving the three Indian chiefs

4. The two captains try to decide among two large river forks, which is the true

5. Lewis was under the assumption that the Shoshones would want to trade horses for

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