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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. When he reached Louisville, Kentucky, Lewis
(a) Decides to delay the expedition
(b) Registers Indians into his crew
(c) Almost gives up the journey
(d) Meets up with his partner, William Clark

2. The primary means of overland transportation in the 1700s was
(a) Waterways
(b) Antique automobiles
(c) Horse-drawn carriage
(d) Crude highways

3. Although he is formally educated, Meriwether Lewis returns to Virginia
(a) To coordinate the education of his sister
(b) To care for his ailing mother
(c) At the behest of Thomas Jefferson
(d) To manage the family plantation

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The difference between a canoe and a pirogue is that

2. The Captains inadvertently caused trouble by giving the three Indian chiefs

3. Twisted Hair was a

4. Lewis recommended that Jefferson consider Yellowstone's junction with the Missouri as a site for

5. The men in the expedition were bound by the knowledge

Short Essay Questions

1. Why were the Captains' gifts considered insufficient by the Teton Sioux Indians?

2. Why was progress down the Ohio River so abominably slow?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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