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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. 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

2. Lewis thought that buffalo hair might produce
(a) Good stuffing for pillows
(b) Soft baby blankets
(c) A fine wool
(d) Packing material

3. One of Lewis' most prized possessions was his
(a) Air rifle
(b) Quinine remedy
(c) Collection of horses
(d) Dry soup mix

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. After the hungry men gorged themselves on dried fish and roots,

3. The most prized and valuable animal found along the river is the

4. Plantation owners constantly seek additional land because

5. Lewis named many of the new rivers he found after

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain Lewis' maneuvering when he arrived in St. Louis, with respect to communicating about the expedition.

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

3. Describe Lewis' desperate act in the spring of 1806.

4. Discuss Lewis' mental meanderings on his 32nd birthday.

5. What were two of the worst problems for the expedition at Clatsop? Explain

6. Why were the two chiefs, Twisted Hair and Cut Nose, angry at one another and how was it resolved?

7. Why was General Clark upset with his loyal slave, York?

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

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

10. Why was progress down the Ohio River so abominably slow?

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