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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Lewis felt that meeting the Snake Indians could determine

2. The strange gunshot-type noise that came regularly from the northwest

3. What was Jefferson's suggestion to Napoleon regarding New Orleans?

4. The keelboat was replaced by pirogues and canoes at this point in the journey because

5. Lewis learns from Cameahwait that the Nez Perce Indians

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why did the Shoshones hesitate to go with Lewis to meet Clark and help the expedition over the Lemhi River?

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

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

7. Explain Lewis' realization when he was threatened by buffalo bulls, a bear and wolverines.

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

9. The trip through the Bitterroot Mountains is a particularly gruesome time or the expedition. Starvation, rough terrain, cold and illness forces the men to take desperate measures. What were they and why didn't the expedition turn back?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How would it have influenced Meriwether Lewis if he could have seen into the future? Write an informal essay about what changed after his death, such as.

1) Jefferson did not realize that the means of transportation would become faster and more reliable than travel by horse.

2) He did not know that Jefferson would expect him to take complete responsibility for publishing his scientific journals.

3) Some of Jefferson's wild inventions would become reality.

4) The country actually would become one nation under one government.

5) The Indians would be subdued and all but wiped out by the government.

6) There would be many thousands of Americans moving west and settling.

7) Britain and France would no longer occupy parts of America.

Essay Topic 2

Write an exploratory essay about the esteemed American Philosophical Society, and try to answer the following questions:

1) Who established it, and when

2) Its purpose

3) Who belonged to it of note

4) What it accomplished or contributed

Essay Topic 3

Sacagawea was only one of Charbonneau's wives. Research and write an exploratory essay on Charbonneau:

1) Did the Charbonneau family continue to thrive in the region of the Mandan camps?

2) Are there still Charbonneau's living there now?

3) Was it a custom within the Shoshones to have two wives, or did Charbonneau think this up on his own?

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