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

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

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

4. Lewis learns from Cameahwait that the Nez Perce Indians
(a) Traveled north every year to hunt
(b) Were well educated
(c) Lived west of the mountains
(d) Fished the Columbia

5. Shannon stayed lost for so long because he thought
(a) He had been abandoned
(b) He was chasing the keelboat
(c) The captain was expecting him to scout ahead
(d) The group would make better time

Short Answer Questions

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

2. On their journey back to camp, Windsor and Lewis both

3. Wild game animals were not afraid of the men, perhaps because

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

5. Clark's attitude toward hostile Indian tribes was

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Did Jefferson see something special in Meriwether Lewis?

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

8. What in Lewis' childhood may have contributed to his later accomplishments?

9. Given that he was an educated man, how can we account for Lewis' lack of spelling ability?

10. Why was Lewis angry with Drouillard and Shields after seeing a young Indian?

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