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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. After the hungry men gorged themselves on dried fish and roots,
(a) They reverted to horse meat
(b) They became violently ill
(c) Their strength was regained
(d) They put off traveling for another week

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

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

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

8. Lewis was instructed by Sacagawea that, in Shoshone, "tab-ba-bone" meant
(a) We are hungry
(b) Let us trade
(c) White man
(d) We want peace

9. It is important to Lewis that the men consider
(a) William Clark his equal
(b) His dog Seaman, when they eat meals
(c) His authority as final
(d) William Clark as second in command

10. The Captains inadvertently caused trouble by giving the three Indian chiefs
(a) Medals
(b) Promises
(c) Beads
(d) Whiskey

11. During Jefferson's time, Americans were obsessed with the concept of
(a) Exploring the vast interior of the country
(b) Making peace with Native Americans
(c) Documenting the Native American tribes
(d) Impeaching Thomas Jefferson

12. The strange gunshot-type noise that came regularly from the northwest
(a) Has never been explained
(b) Was a member of the expedition signalling them
(c) Was a tribe of advanced Indians
(d) Was Sacagawea's family looking for her

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

14. At Clark's River, or Bitterroot River, the expedition met with
(a) Ross Indians
(b) Samish Indians
(c) Modoc Indians
(d) Shoshone squaws

15. Lewis was under the assumption that the Shoshones would want to trade horses for
(a) Furs and hides
(b) Tobacco and whiskey
(c) White men's guns
(d) Trinkets and beads

Short Answer Questions

1. The men who served on Lewis & Clark's crew were punished for their violations by

2. The Shoshones were intimidated by other tribes because they

3. On their journey back to camp, Windsor and Lewis both

4. One of Lewis' most prized possessions was his

5. When Sacagawea became ill, Lewis treated her with

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