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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Lewis feared frightening the Indians
(d) t was needed for storage

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

3. Lewis named many of the new rivers he found after
(a) Clark's family members
(b) Jefferson's ancestors
(c) Government officials and politicians
(d) Women he had known

4. In addition to his detailed descriptions of the plains, Lewis' reports resembled a
(a) Chronological fiction
(b) Newspaper account of an ongoing event
(c) Legal opinion
(d) Promotional travelogue and business prospectus

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

6. Neither Captain took Sacagawea along to meet the Indians
(a) Because she needed to stay with her child
(b) Because she was only good for negotiating
(c) Because they were concerned about her health
(d) For unknown reasons

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. France, having transferred the Louisiana Territory to the US, allows the expedition to
(a) Travel through American territory wihout hostility
(b) Purchase guns from the French
(c) Freely trap for fur along the way
(d) Include foreigners in the group of explorers

Short Answer Questions

1. Jefferson's interest in sending an expedition westward was to find

2. Lewis planned ahead for meetings with Native Americans by bringing

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

4. Mriwether Lewis gathered his specimens by

5. Meriwether Lewis and Thomas Jefferson's families have this in common.

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