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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 Captains inadvertently caused trouble by giving the three Indian chiefs
(a) Medals
(b) Whiskey
(c) Beads
(d) Promises

2. Lewis spoke to the Shoshone chief through
(a) An elderly woman
(b) A young warrior
(c) One of his French officers
(d) Captain Clark

3. Among his peers, Lewis is considered
(a) Slightly effeminate
(b) A bit shady
(c) Honest and trustworthy
(d) A bigot

4. As Jefferson's protege, Lewis had the honor of
(a) Appointing Jefferson's cabinet members
(b) Delivering Jefferson's first State of the Union Address
(c) Being recognized as Jefferson's servant
(d) Coordinating Jefferson's social engagements

5. Lewis and Clark wanted Indian chiefs to go to Washington so they could
(a) Meet their new father
(b) Display themselves to Congress
(c) Express their displeasure with the white man
(d) See how wealthy white men lived in the states

Short Answer Questions

1. France, having transferred the Louisiana Territory to the US, allows the expedition to

2. Although he is formally educated, Meriwether Lewis returns to Virginia

3. Proceeding downstream on wet clay, the party found the ground to be extremely

4. Why did expectations soar during this phase of the trip?

5. Twisted Hair was a

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What was ironic about the government's response to the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794?

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

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

5. Discuss the large keelboat and its journey back to St. Louis.

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

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

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

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

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

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