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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. Plantation owners constantly seek additional land because
(a) They want to conquer the British
(b) They want more power over the territory
(c) They wear out the soil with tobacco planting
(d) They wish to be free and independent

2. Winter at Fort Mandan was
(a) Fairly mild
(b) Pleasant and comfrtable
(c) Extremely cold
(d) Raucous and merry

3. The most prized and valuable animal found along the river is the
(a) Beaver
(b) Antelope
(c) Elk
(d) Wolf

4. Prior to the beginning of the journey, Jefferson issues to Lewis
(a) An unprecedented letter of credit
(b) A warning to spend judiciously
(c) Marching orders for the expedition
(d) A medal for courage and valor

5. Jefferson's interest in sending an expedition westward was to find
(a) A water connection between both continental coasts
(b) Rare birds and plants
(c) New and unknown species of wild animals
(d) Unknown Native American tribes

Short Answer Questions

1. Lewis and Clark's meeting with Daniel Boone is a matter of

2. Thomas Jefferson appoints Meriweather Lewis as

3. Lewis named many of the new rivers he found after

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

5. Lewis felt that meeting the Snake Indians could determine

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What caused the expedition's "portage" period to be longer than expected?

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

6. Why was it fortuitous that the group encountered the Nez Perce Indians?

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

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

9. Discuss the perception of the speed of travel in Jefferson's time in 1801.

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

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