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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Proceeding downstream on wet clay, the party found the ground to be extremely
(a) Soft
(b) Smelly
(c) Sticky
(d) Slippery

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

3. When he reached Louisville, Kentucky, Lewis
(a) Registers Indians into his crew
(b) Meets up with his partner, William Clark
(c) Decides to delay the expedition
(d) Almost gives up the journey

4. Lewis travels extensively through the western frontiers in his position as
(a) Stagecoach driver
(b) Paymaster
(c) Military transporter
(d) Army corporal

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

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

7. Clark noted that he was concerned that the expedition had insufficient
(a) Supplies to deal with the multitude of Indians they will meet
(b) Arms and ammunition to make the journey safely
(c) Credit enough to puchase what they needed
(d) Food to feed their large crew for many months

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

9. Andre Michaux was selected to lead an expedition west until Jefferson discovered that
(a) Michaux was an agent of the French government
(b) Michaux was incapable of understanding his peers
(c) Michaux was under educated
(d) Michaux's interests lay in his own personal wealth

10. Many outlying Mandan villages are abandoned due to
(a) Smallpox
(b) Seasonal hunting
(c) Inclement weather
(d) War among tribes

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

12. Lewis and Clark secretly planned to send three men back to St. Louis to deliver
(a) Indian trinkets
(b) Reports
(c) Credit slips
(d) Artifacts

13. Twisted Hair was a
(a) Dishonest person
(b) Nez Perce chief
(c) Dreamer
(d) Greedy man

14. Lewis felt that meeting the Snake Indians could determine
(a) Whether they could learn to grow corn
(b) How much meat they could store
(c) Whether they would live or die
(d) The success of the expedition

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Rather than ascend the Yellowstone, the expedition instead

2. Wild game animals were not afraid of the men, perhaps because

3. Once they were on the Mississippi, Lewis and Clark decided to

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

5. Lewis tells Jefferson that the Snake Indians have large quantities of

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