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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Clark's attitude toward hostile Indian tribes was
(a) To do everything possible to avoid a fight
(b) To always take them by surprise
(c) To intimidate the tribes with their new model guns
(d) To alarm the Indians into submission

4. When Sacagawea recalls the place where she was kidnapped by the Hidatsas, she
(a) Becomes protective of her child
(b) Breaks down and cries
(c) Shows no emotion
(d) Becomes withdrawn

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

Short Answer Questions

1. One of the unique "new" creatures found by Clark is the

2. Lewis was under the assumption that the Shoshones would want to trade horses for

3. The two captains try to decide among two large river forks, which is the true

4. Lewis travels extensively through the western frontiers in his position as

5. Old Toby told Lewis that the party could have traveled down a low pass, which would have

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did the Shoshones hesitate to go with Lewis to meet Clark and help the expedition over the Lemhi River?

2. Why did it take so long for Lewis' keelboat to be built?

3. Explain Lewis' realization when he was threatened by buffalo bulls, a bear and wolverines.

4. Why was Jefferson so interested in exploring the West?

5. Is it obvious why Clark's commission stayed that of lieutenant and not captain? How did that affect the two leaders?

6. Of what, exactly, was the "great father" trying to convince the Indians, under Jefferson's instructions?

7. What may have convinced Lewis and Clark that they needed to double their crew?

8. Discuss the punishment meted out to the two soldiers who drank whiskey while on guard duty. Was it fair?

9. Describe the irony in Lewis' attitude toward Native Americans and African Americans.

10. Why were the Captains' gifts considered insufficient by the Teton Sioux Indians?

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