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Multiple Choice Questions

1. The Captains inadvertently caused trouble by giving the three Indian chiefs
(a) Whiskey
(b) Promises
(c) Beads
(d) Medals

2. Once they were on the Mississippi, Lewis and Clark decided to
(a) Explore Missouri country
(b) Make a side trip to Santa Fe
(c) Study the design of Fulton's steamboat
(d) Double the size of their group

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

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

5. The most prized and valuable animal found along the river is the
(a) Antelope
(b) Elk
(c) Wolf
(d) Beaver

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

7. The Shoshones were intimidated by other tribes because they
(a) Had no guns
(b) Were too weak with hunger to fight
(c) Lived in an area of sparse game
(d) Had been ravaged by the Blackfeet

8. Lewis recommended that Jefferson consider Yellowstone's junction with the Missouri as a site for
(a) The new western capital
(b) A new township
(c) A trading post
(d) A military installation

9. Lewis feels that Native Americans will become civilized citizens, but
(a) Thinks it will take many centuries
(b) Wishes they would first learn how to dress
(c) Hopes he will not become involved in it
(d) Does not believe African Americans will

10. Lewis tells Jefferson that the Snake Indians have large quantities of
(a) Buffalo
(b) Furs
(c) Corn
(d) Horses

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

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

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

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

15. Because Lewis' iron-frame boat failed, Clark directed the men to
(a) Make new canoes
(b) Walk instead of float
(c) Pack themselves into the boats they had
(d) Store their belongings in a cave

Short Answer Questions

1. During Jefferson's time, Americans were obsessed with the concept of

2. Neither Captain took Sacagawea along to meet the Indians

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

4. Lewis' attitude toward gold during this expedition was one of

5. On their journey over the Bitterroots, Lewis and his men found

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