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Multiple Choice Questions

1. One of the unique "new" creatures found by Clark is the
(a) Domestic cat
(b) Coyote
(c) Prairie dog
(d) Trout

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

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

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

5. The two captains try to decide among two large river forks, which is the true
(a) Columbia
(b) Yellowstone
(c) Missouri
(d) Marias

6. Rather than ascend the Yellowstone, the expedition instead
(a) Partied at te rivers' junction
(b) Cut over to the Columbia
(c) Stayed on the Marias
(d) Continued up the Missouri

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

8. 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

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(c) Becomes withdrawn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

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

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

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

13. Lewis spoke to the Shoshone chief through
(a) An elderly woman
(b) One of his French officers
(c) Captain Clark
(d) A young warrior

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Although he is formally educated, Meriwether Lewis returns to Virginia

4. The men in the expedition were bound by the knowledge

5. Lewis' political leanings favor

(see the answer keys)

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