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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 difference between a canoe and a pirogue is that
(a) Canoes move much faster in the water
(b) Pirogues have a covering over half the boat
(c) Pirogues tip over more easily
(d) Pirogues have flat bottoms and canoes do not

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

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

4. Lewis' political leanings favor
(a) Socialism
(b) Democrat party
(c) Republic philosophies
(d) Federalist thinking

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Twisted Hair was a

2. One of the unique "new" creatures found by Clark is the

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

4. Lewis hoped that the Indians would accept

5. In the Spring at Fort Mandan, Lewis felt that the expedition was really

Short Essay Questions

1. Did Jefferson see something special in Meriwether Lewis?

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

3. How did the expedition manage to drag its boats over land?

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

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

6. 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?

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

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

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

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

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