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 recommended compensation to all of the members of his party, with the exception of

2. Lewis triumphantly returned to the east with

3. A strong, affectionate bond was forged between

4. Meriwether Lewis may have misused public funds by

5. Having an Indian woman with their party signified

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain Lewis' maneuvering when he arrived in St. Louis, with respect to communicating about the expedition.

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

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

4. Lewis experiences pain that far exceeds any he has been through on the trip thus far. Describe the incident.

5. What was the intention behind Lewis' last voyage?

6. Discuss Meriwether Lewis' response to the fact that some of his soldiers were planning to publish their own journals of the expedition.

7. What is it that begins to finally destroy Lewis financially?

8. 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.

9. Describe Lewis' desperate act in the spring of 1806.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Lewis and Clark were more famous after their deaths than during their lives. What can we learn about them this many years later?

1) Research and construct a report about all of the monuments, parks, schools and other landmarks that bear Lewis and/or Clark's names. Explain, for each, their significance.

2) In the alternative, research and report on how many of the rivers and landmarks that Lewis & Clark named still have those names. Many were changed in the years after the expedition, but some may have remained.

3) What educational insititution(s) specialize in the history of Lewis and Clark? Describe their research program and anything notable about the school.

Essay Topic 3

Write an narrative essay about food and the Lewis and Clark expedition, and also speculate on the following:

1) What was principal diet of the expedition members, and why?

2) Why did they tend toward eating some foods and not others, besides the availability factors?

3) Why did they rely on purchased dried fish from the Indians, rather than catching their own fresh fish?

4) Can you think of any other foods they might have taken advantage of during sparse periods?

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