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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. One of Lewis' most prized possessions was his
(a) Quinine remedy
(b) Collection of horses
(c) Dry soup mix
(d) Air rifle

4. Clark's feet sufferred from wounds made by
(a) Berry thorns
(b) Sharp rocks
(c) River rocks
(d) Prickly pears

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

6. Old Toby told Lewis that the party could have traveled down a low pass, which would have
(a) Been the best place for hunting buffalo
(b) Been a great place to spend the winter
(c) Saved them seven weeks of travel
(d) Brought them right to the Columbia

7. Merriwether Lewis and Captain William Clark are
(a) Very close friends
(b) Distant rivals
(c) Related by marriage
(d) Acquainted but not familiar

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

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) Arms and ammunition to make the journey safely
(d) Credit enough to puchase what they needed

10. Lewis feels that Native Americans will become civilized citizens, but
(a) Thinks it will take many centuries
(b) Hopes he will not become involved in it
(c) Does not believe African Americans will
(d) Wishes they would first learn how to dress

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

12. The primary means of overland transportation in the 1700s was
(a) Horse-drawn carriage
(b) Crude highways
(c) Antique automobiles
(d) Waterways

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

14. Mriwether Lewis gathered his specimens by
(a) Commanding Seaman to kill them
(b) Making sketches of them
(c) Killing them
(d) Pinning them to the boat's deck

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Jefferson undertook the preparation of

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

3. Neither Captain took Sacagawea along to meet the Indians

4. Black Buffalo was a chief of the

5. Meriwether Lewis, on the journey down the Ohio, contracts

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