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

Short Answer Questions

1. Jefferson made Lewis a member of

2. At The Dalles, the expedition paid dearly for four horses with

3. By this time, Jefferson has retired to Monticello, and the new president is

4. By the time Lewis reaches Grinder's Inn, he seems

5. Having an Indian woman with their party signified

Essay 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

Sacagawea's notoriety as one of the the expedition members only came about through history after she was gone. Write a narrative to examine the following:

1)What were her major contributions to the expedition?

2) Was she afforded special treatment?

3) Were her interpreter's skills used wisely? When? Could they have been better used?

4) Was the presence of her child a distraction to the expedition? Did it not create extra work in the portage process?

5) Was the identify of Cameahwait as Sacagawea's brother surprising? Why did she not leave, or stay, with him?

Essay Topic 3

Lewis and Clark's original journals are priceless, invaluable items of American history.

1) Where are they today? Have they been preserved?

2) What kind of materials were they written on and with?

3) How much of the journals are missing, if any?

4) Has anyone, besides Biddle, tried to edit and rewrite them for general consumption? Why, or why not?

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