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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Meriwether Lewis named Marias River after
(a) His grandmother
(b) His cousin
(c) His sister
(d) His mother

3. Captain Clark's commission named him only as a
(a) Lieutenant
(b) Major
(c) Corporal
(d) Private

4. On some of the worst days of the expedition the men were forced to
(a) Eat berries for dinner
(b) Cuddle together for warmth
(c) Eat the meat of a colt
(d) Pray for their safety

5. Merriwether Lewis and Captain William Clark are
(a) Related by marriage
(b) Distant rivals
(c) Very close friends
(d) Acquainted but not familiar

6. 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) Lewis feared frightening the Indians
(c) It was obsolete and rusting
(d) t was needed for storage

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

8. It is important to Lewis that the men consider
(a) His dog Seaman, when they eat meals
(b) His authority as final
(c) William Clark as second in command
(d) William Clark his equal

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

10. Rather than ascend the Yellowstone, the expedition instead
(a) Continued up the Missouri
(b) Partied at te rivers' junction
(c) Cut over to the Columbia
(d) Stayed on the Marias

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

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

13. One of the unique "new" creatures found by Clark is the
(a) Coyote
(b) Prairie dog
(c) Trout
(d) Domestic cat

14. After the hungry men gorged themselves on dried fish and roots,
(a) They became violently ill
(b) They put off traveling for another week
(c) Their strength was regained
(d) They reverted to horse meat

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Plantation owners constantly seek additional land because

2. The strange gunshot-type noise that came regularly from the northwest

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

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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