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

2. After the hungry men gorged themselves on dried fish and roots,
(a) They became violently ill
(b) Their strength was regained
(c) They put off traveling for another week
(d) They reverted to horse meat

3. To follow the large keelboats up the river, the expedition made use of
(a) Ski-doos
(b) Pirogues
(c) Paddles
(d) Inflatable vests

4. Mriwether Lewis gathered his specimens by
(a) Commanding Seaman to kill them
(b) Pinning them to the boat's deck
(c) Making sketches of them
(d) Killing them

5. Meriwether Lewis has a penchant for
(a) Horse grooming
(b) Rambling
(c) Picking tobacco
(d) Poker

Short Answer Questions

1. The Shoshones removed their moccasins to smoke with Lewis, indicating

2. Lewis feels that Native Americans will become civilized citizens, but

3. The keelboat was replaced by pirogues and canoes at this point in the journey because

4. As Lewis and his small scouting party ascended the north river bank, they were plagued by

5. Lewis learns from Cameahwait that the Nez Perce Indians

Short Essay Questions

1. Did Jefferson see something special in Meriwether Lewis?

2. Why did Jefferson appoint Lewis as his personal secretary?

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

4. Why is Sacagawea's presence valuable to the expedition?

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

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

7. Why was it fortuitous that the group encountered the Nez Perce Indians?

8. The trip through the Bitterroot Mountains is a particularly gruesome time or the expedition. Starvation, rough terrain, cold and illness forces the men to take desperate measures. What were they and why didn't the expedition turn back?

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

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

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