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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Plantation owners constantly seek additional land because
(a) They wish to be free and independent
(b) They want to conquer the British
(c) They wear out the soil with tobacco planting
(d) They want more power over the territory

2. The Arikaras' island is covered with
(a) Reptiles and strange birds
(b) Flowers and butteflies
(c) Growing vegetables
(d) Dirt and rocks

3. 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

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

5. What was Jefferson's suggestion to Napoleon regarding New Orleans?
(a) Cede the area to Spain in order to balance things
(b) Go to war with Spain to establish possesssion
(c) Sign the area over to the British to arouse enmity
(d) Cede the area to the U.S. to prevent a war between allies

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

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

8. Among his peers, Lewis is considered
(a) Honest and trustworthy
(b) Slightly effeminate
(c) A bigot
(d) A bit shady

9. The strange gunshot-type noise that came regularly from the northwest
(a) Was Sacagawea's family looking for her
(b) Was a member of the expedition signalling them
(c) Has never been explained
(d) Was a tribe of advanced Indians

10. The difference between a canoe and a pirogue is that
(a) Pirogues tip over more easily
(b) Canoes move much faster in the water
(c) Pirogues have flat bottoms and canoes do not
(d) Pirogues have a covering over half the boat

11. Thomas Jefferson appoints Meriweather Lewis as
(a) Secretary of the Interior
(b) Secretary of Commerce
(c) Secretary of State
(d) His personal secretary

12. Lewis realized that he was facing sixteen miles of portage, meaning
(a) They would have an easy ride down the rapids
(b) They would be coming into a local port soon
(c) They would be climbing miles of cliffs
(d) They would have to carry their boats overland

13. At this point in their journey, wild game is
(a) Scarce
(b) Abundant
(c) Frightened of the boats
(d) Difficult to hunt

14. Prior to the beginning of the journey, Jefferson issues to Lewis
(a) A warning to spend judiciously
(b) An unprecedented letter of credit
(c) Marching orders for the expedition
(d) A medal for courage and valor

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

Short Answer Questions

1. France, having transferred the Louisiana Territory to the US, allows the expedition to

2. In preparation for the expedition, Lewis oversees the construction of

3. Meriwether Lewis has a penchant for

4. As Jefferson's protege, Lewis had the honor of

5. The Shoshones were intimidated by other tribes because they

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