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Multiple Choice Questions

1. The men in the expedition were bound by the knowledge
(a) They were making history
(b) They needed to return safely
(c) They were dependent on Lewis
(d) They might not survive

2. Lewis thought that buffalo hair might produce
(a) A fine wool
(b) Soft baby blankets
(c) Packing material
(d) Good stuffing for pillows

3. When Sacagawea became ill, Lewis treated her with
(a) Poultices and sulphur water
(b) Herbal teas and tinctures
(c) Quinine water
(d) Alcohol and bleeding

4. The Arikaras' island is covered with
(a) Reptiles and strange birds
(b) Growing vegetables
(c) Dirt and rocks
(d) Flowers and butteflies

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

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

7. Mriwether Lewis gathered his specimens by
(a) Killing them
(b) Commanding Seaman to kill them
(c) Making sketches of them
(d) Pinning them to the boat's deck

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

9. Clark's feet sufferred from wounds made by
(a) River rocks
(b) Sharp rocks
(c) Berry thorns
(d) Prickly pears

10. One of Lewis' most prized possessions was his
(a) Dry soup mix
(b) Collection of horses
(c) Quinine remedy
(d) Air rifle

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Thomas Jefferson appoints Meriweather Lewis as

2. The Shoshones were intimidated by other tribes because they

3. The most serious delay in starting the expedition was due to

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

5. The Captains inadvertently caused trouble by giving the three Indian chiefs

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