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Multiple Choice Questions

1. During Jefferson's time, Americans were obsessed with the concept of
(a) Impeaching Thomas Jefferson
(b) Documenting the Native American tribes
(c) Making peace with Native Americans
(d) Exploring the vast interior of the country

2. Meriwether Lewis, on the journey down the Ohio, contracts
(a) Bilious fever from damp nights
(b) Malaria from mosquitoes
(c) Influenza from bad water
(d) Dysentary from spoiled food

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

4. The voyage down the Ohio River starts out slowly because of the party's
(a) Disorganization
(b) Disagreements
(c) Late start
(d) Poorly designed boats

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

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

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

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

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

10. Although he is formally educated, Meriwether Lewis returns to Virginia
(a) To care for his ailing mother
(b) To manage the family plantation
(c) At the behest of Thomas Jefferson
(d) To coordinate the education of his sister

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

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

13. Even as a private, Lewis is accepted among military officers because
(a) He comes from a wealthy family
(b) He is educated
(c) He is extremely capable
(d) He is a great horseman

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Twisted Hair was a

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

4. In the Spring at Fort Mandan, Lewis felt that the expedition was really

5. Lewis and Clark wanted Indian chiefs to go to Washington so they could

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