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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. Clark's feet sufferred from wounds made by
(a) Sharp rocks
(b) Berry thorns
(c) River rocks
(d) Prickly pears

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

3. 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) Was a tribe of advanced Indians
(d) Has never been explained

4. Lewis feels that Native Americans will become civilized citizens, but
(a) Does not believe African Americans will
(b) Hopes he will not become involved in it
(c) Thinks it will take many centuries
(d) Wishes they would first learn how to dress

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Jefferson's suggestion to Napoleon regarding New Orleans?

2. Black Buffalo was a chief of the

3. At Clark's River, or Bitterroot River, the expedition met with

4. Even as a private, Lewis is accepted among military officers because

5. The Shoshones were intimidated by other tribes because they

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Lewis' goal in trying to make peace between the Arikaras and the Mandans? Why does he involve himself in their dispute?

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

3. What is Lewis' plan at this point for the remainder of the trip?

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

5. What happened to Lewis' beloved iron-frame boat?

6. What was the primary reason for wanting to find the Shoshones at this point in the trip?

7. Was Sacagawea treated with the respect she was due?

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

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

10. 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?

(see the answer keys)

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