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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. During his dazed journey, Lewis several times, thought
(a) Indians would overtake him
(b) There were bears in the road
(c) Clark was coming to his rescue
(d) He was going to die
2. Lewis felt deeply betrayed by the government's
(a) Accusations of fraud
(b) Dismissal of his great work
(c) Refusal to pay his drafts
(d) Attitude toward his governorship
3. Jefferson felt that the Indians would give over their land in exchange for
(a) Liquor and tobacco
(b) Peace and sovereignty
(c) Guns and ammunition
(d) Payment of their mounting debts to America
4. Unlike the coastal Chinook Indians, the Walla-Walla Indians prove to be
(a) Independent and healthy
(b) Trustworthy and kind
(c) Taller and meaner
(d) Ready to assimilate
5. While Lewis worked on his drawings and descriptions of plants and animals, Clark worked on
(a) The rules for the fort
(b) His map of the country
(c) His instructions for the men
(d) Getting the men well
Short Answer Questions
1. With hostile Blackfeet behind and him hostile Sioux ahead, Lewis learns that
2. As they travel toward St. Louis, Meriwether Lewis feels that
3. Lewis felt that within ten years, Americans would
4. Of Lewis' many talents, his weakness lay in
5. The Captains decided to ride out some very dangerous rapids, which resulted in
Short Essay Questions
1. As governor of the Louisiana Territory, Lewis was in over his head. How did Lewis fail in his job as governor?
2. What were some of the changes the expedition experienced as they came nearer to the coast?
3. Describe Lewis' desperate act in the spring of 1806.
4. 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.
5. Discuss Lewis' varied capabilities that made him the perfect leader for this journey.
6. Lewis experiences pain that far exceeds any he has been through on the trip thus far. Describe the incident.
7. How did Sacagawea lose her blue beads?
8. Describe the relationship between the Corps of Discovery and the Nez Perce.
9. What was the intention behind Lewis' last voyage?
10. Why did the Captains make the dangerous decision to divide the men into five groups?
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