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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) The laying on of lashes
(d) Being confined to the ship

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

3. On their journey over the Bitterroots, Lewis and his men found
(a) A lagoon full of fish
(b) Signs of spring
(c) A few buffalo
(d) A butchered horse left for them by Clark

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

5. Jefferson undertook the preparation of
(a) A large list of "useful knowledge" to be gathered by Lewis
(b) Boats and clothing to be used by the explorers
(c) Food packaging for the expedition
(d) Many different types of maps to guide the explorers

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

7. 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) Wishes they would first learn how to dress
(d) Does not believe African Americans will

8. Plantation owners constantly seek additional land because
(a) They want to conquer the British
(b) They wear out the soil with tobacco planting
(c) They want more power over the territory
(d) They wish to be free and independent

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

10. Lewis realized that he was facing sixteen miles of portage, meaning
(a) They would have to carry their boats overland
(b) They would be climbing miles of cliffs
(c) They would have an easy ride down the rapids
(d) They would be coming into a local port soon

11. In the Spring at Fort Mandan, Lewis felt that the expedition was really
(a) Just beginning
(b) Halfway finished
(c) A pipe dream
(d) Coming to an end

12. Prior to the beginning of the journey, Jefferson issues to Lewis
(a) A medal for courage and valor
(b) A warning to spend judiciously
(c) Marching orders for the expedition
(d) An unprecedented letter of credit

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When the funds were appropriate from Congress for the expedition, Jefferson undertook to

2. The Arikaras' island is covered with

3. Mriwether Lewis gathered his specimens by

4. Lewis thought that buffalo hair might produce

5. Rather than ascend the Yellowstone, the expedition instead

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