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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 the expected horses for their food, below The Dalles the expedition found
(a) Only vegetation
(b) Only dogs
(c) Only dried fish
(d) Only beaver

2. The federal government has now begun to refuse to
(a) Communicate with Lewis
(b) Authorize publication of the journals
(c) Pay Lewis' drafts
(d) Recognize Lewis as governor

3. Upon Lewis' death, the expedition journals fell into the hands of
(a) Thomas Jefferson
(b) Nicholas Biddle
(c) William Clark
(d) George Shannon

4. On his journey to Washington, Lewis wrote to Madison and expressed that he was
(a) Bringing duplicates of his journals
(b) Confident his drafts would be approved
(c) Afraid his illness might overtake him soon
(d) Enjoying being governor of Louisiana Territory

5. Lewis and Clark and Clark's wife planned to share a house in
(a) Virginia
(b) Philadelphia
(c) St. Louis
(d) Louisville

Short Answer Questions

1. Lewis idealistically thought that the Indians and white Americans would come together through

2. The Indians almost provoked Lewis to the point of

3. Lewis recommended compensation to all of the members of his party, with the exception of

4. Two of the group stayed behind with the Mandans. They were

5. Lewis wrongly let the Blackfoot warriors know that

Short Essay Questions

1. Why was Lewis desperate to get some Indians to Washington?

2. How did Sacagawea lose her blue beads?

3. Describe the difference between the more northern Walla Walla Indians and the coastal Chinookian tribes, as Lewis perceived it.

4. How do you think Lewis viewed his responsibility toward the governorship of the Louisiana Territory?

5. In what area does the author feel Lewis' greatest talents had lain?

6. Discuss Lewis' varied capabilities that made him the perfect leader for this journey.

7. It seems that Lewis has had a major lapse in judgment in many respects and his behavior has become erratic. What major political mistake did he make when arranging to send Big White back to the Mandans?

8. The author speculates, in addition to other possibilities, that Lewis had a combination of malaria, manic-depression psychosis, alcoholism or some other physical ailments. Discuss what may have sent Lewis into depression at this point in his life.

9. In what way was Lewis being overly confident when crossing the Lolo trail?

10. Explain Lewis' maneuvering when he arrived in St. Louis, with respect to communicating about the expedition.

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