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Multiple Choice Questions

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(b) Becomes withdrawn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

2. The difference between a canoe and a pirogue is that
(a) Pirogues tip over more easily
(b) Pirogues have a covering over half the boat
(c) Pirogues have flat bottoms and canoes do not
(d) Canoes move much faster in the water

3. To follow the large keelboats up the river, the expedition made use of
(a) Pirogues
(b) Inflatable vests
(c) Ski-doos
(d) Paddles

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

5. Black Buffalo was a chief of the
(a) Sioux
(b) Omahas
(c) Tetons
(d) Arikara

6. 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

7. 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) Many different types of maps to guide the explorers
(d) Food packaging for the expedition

8. Among his peers, Lewis is considered
(a) Slightly effeminate
(b) A bit shady
(c) Honest and trustworthy
(d) A bigot

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

10. Why did expectations soar during this phase of the trip?
(a) Trade with Indians seemed promising
(b) Lewis thought there was a water link to the Columbia River
(c) The fur trade busienss was booming
(d) The plains were full of timber

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

12. In addition to the enlisted men, the group included York, who was
(a) A cartographer and explorer
(b) William Clark's long-time slave
(c) An expert hunter and trapper
(d) An expert in firearms

13. Shannon stayed lost for so long because he thought
(a) He had been abandoned
(b) The captain was expecting him to scout ahead
(c) He was chasing the keelboat
(d) The group would make better time

14. Thomas Jefferson appoints Meriweather Lewis as
(a) Secretary of Commerce
(b) Secretary of the Interior
(c) His personal secretary
(d) Secretary of State

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Lewis' men made wheels to drag their pirogues out of

2. Lewis' political leanings favor

3. What was Jefferson's suggestion to Napoleon regarding New Orleans?

4. Clark's feet sufferred from wounds made by

5. As Lewis and his small scouting party ascended the north river bank, they were plagued by

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