Undaunted Courage Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 caught an illness from

2. Rather than the expected horses for their food, below The Dalles the expedition found

3. Unlike the coastal Chinook Indians, the Walla-Walla Indians prove to be

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

5. Drouillard was acquitted of murder because

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Was it justifiable for Lewis to turn his publishing project into such a huge and complex undertaking?

3. What mistake did Lewis make with the Blackfoot Indians with whom he was trying to make a deal?

4. 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?

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

6. Describe the relationship between the Corps of Discovery and the Nez Perce.

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

8. Why was General Clark upset with his loyal slave, York?

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

10. Describe Lewis' grand scheme for American fur trading.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write a research essay about the history of syphilis in the US:

1) What are the symptoms and effects of the disease, and the prognosis in the 1800s?

2) Was there the same level of epidemic of syphilis in Europe?

3) How was it treated in Europe?

4) What was finally discovered that got syphilis under control?

5) What famous people died during that century from syphilis?

Essay Topic 2

John Coulter left the expedition to go on to explore the Yellowstone area, with Lewis' blessings.

1) What can we learn about John Coulter? Is he famous in the annals of American history for his work?

2) Did Coulter have any productive interactions with Indians in the Yellowstone country?

3) Did Coulter keep journals, and was he also a "naturalist" like Lewis?

4) Is there any recorded history of why he made such a decision?

5) What did Coulter accomplish and when/where did he die?

Essay Topic 3

Lewis was a Republican; Clark married into a Federalist family. In an essay, explain the differences between the two parties. Compare and contrast:

1) The parties' basic philosophies

2) Their political platforms and future goals

3) How much volatility existed between them

4) Can the parties be compared to our currently existing two parties? How?

4) Name some famous Republicans and Federalists, besides those in the book

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