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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The primary means of overland transportation in the 1700s was
(a) Waterways
(b) Crude highways
(c) Antique automobiles
(d) Horse-drawn carriage

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

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

4. On their journey over the Bitterroots, Lewis and his men found
(a) Signs of spring
(b) A butchered horse left for them by Clark
(c) A few buffalo
(d) A lagoon full of fish

5. Lewis and Clark secretly planned to send three men back to St. Louis to deliver
(a) Artifacts
(b) Indian trinkets
(c) Reports
(d) Credit slips

6. As Jefferson's protege, Lewis had the honor of
(a) Delivering Jefferson's first State of the Union Address
(b) Appointing Jefferson's cabinet members
(c) Coordinating Jefferson's social engagements
(d) Being recognized as Jefferson's servant

7. Shannon stayed lost for so long because he thought
(a) He was chasing the keelboat
(b) The group would make better time
(c) He had been abandoned
(d) The captain was expecting him to scout ahead

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

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

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

11. Lewis planned ahead for meetings with Native Americans by bringing
(a) Meat and vegetables
(b) Bales of gifts
(c) Wool blankets
(d) Silk jackets

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Lewis hoped that the Indians would accept

2. Meriwether Lewis, on the journey down the Ohio, contracts

3. When Sacagawea recalls the place where she was kidnapped by the Hidatsas, she

4. Andre Michaux was selected to lead an expedition west until Jefferson discovered that

5. Lewis' political leanings favor

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