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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. The Indians almost provoked Lewis to the point of
2. Lewis puts into place a number of rules to keep order at the fort, the primary one being that
3. Lewis described the Siouxs' ruling passion as
4. Bates, who had stood in for Lewis as governor, finally has
5. During the winter of 1807-1808, for eight months Meriwether Lewis
Short Essay Questions
1. Was it justifiable for Lewis to turn his publishing project into such a huge and complex undertaking?
2. What may Lewis have been talking about when Mrs. Grinder heard him taking to himself like a lawyer?
3. What were some of the changes the expedition experienced as they came nearer to the coast?
4. Describe the relationship between the Corps of Discovery and the Nez Perce.
5. Discuss Meriwether Lewis' response to the fact that some of his soldiers were planning to publish their own journals of the expedition.
6. It seems that Lewis has had a major lapse in judgment in many respects and his behavior has become erratic. What major political mistake did he make when arranging to send Big White back to the Mandans?
7. Describe the difference between the more northern Walla Walla Indians and the coastal Chinookian tribes, as Lewis perceived it.
8. As governor of the Louisiana Territory, Lewis was in over his head. How did Lewis fail in his job as governor?
9. Why was General Clark upset with his loyal slave, York?
10. What was Lewis' biggest failure?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Research and write an exploratory essay on the Nez Perce Indians
1) The Nez Perce were favored by Lewis and Clark as being kind, generous and trustworthy.
2) Did the Nez Perce have any earlier history with, or prior reasons to trust the white men?
3) What was the ultimate disposition of their tribe? How did the US government deal with them? Is there a reservation? Is the tribe still in existence?
4) Research and describe the customs and traditions in the Nez Perce culture.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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