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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. St. Louis in 1808 was
(a) The capital of the US
(b) A dangerous town for the French
(c) A scene of great poverty
(d) A melting pot of different cultures
2. Unlike the coastal Chinook Indians, the Walla-Walla Indians prove to be
(a) Taller and meaner
(b) Ready to assimilate
(c) Independent and healthy
(d) Trustworthy and kind
3. Meriwether Lewis moved to Philadelphia with the intention of
(a) Being alone for a while
(b) Getting his materials published
(c) Finding a wife and companion
(d) Getting away from Jefferson
4. Clark was appointed as brigadier general of militia, as well as
(a) Head of the War Department
(b) Foreign diplomat
(c) Department head of Bureau of Indian Affairs
(d) Superintendent of Indian affairs
5. A strong, affectionate bond was forged between
(a) The two Indian guides
(b) The Indian guides and Seaman
(c) The Captains and the Blackfoot chief
(d) The Nez Perce guides and white soldiers
Short Answer Questions
1. One of the pleasures the expedition encountered was
2. Lewis caught an illness from
3. Publication of Lewis' journals would prove to be
4. Lewis' first attempt at suicide was
5. The Indians almost provoked Lewis to the point of
Short Essay Questions
1. Did Lewis' celebrity go to his head?
2. Does it seem odd that the Captains and their soldiers had no idea of how they would be rewarded by the government prior to their return from the expedition?
3. Was it justifiable for Lewis to turn his publishing project into such a huge and complex undertaking?
4. How did Sacagawea lose her blue beads?
5. Why did the Captains make the dangerous decision to divide the men into five groups?
6. Describe Lewis' grand scheme for American fur trading.
7. 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.
8. Explain Lewis' maneuvering when he arrived in St. Louis, with respect to communicating about the expedition.
9. Why was Lewis desperate to get some Indians to Washington?
10. Why were the two chiefs, Twisted Hair and Cut Nose, angry at one another and how was it resolved?
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