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 sent a long letter to Hugh Heney that he hoped would

2. The Captains decided to ride out some very dangerous rapids, which resulted in

3. Complicating Lewis' depression, perhaps, was

4. Lewis proposed to free up the fur trade by establishing

5. Lewis felt deeply betrayed by the government's

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why were the two chiefs, Twisted Hair and Cut Nose, angry at one another and how was it resolved?

4. What may Lewis have been talking about when Mrs. Grinder heard him taking to himself like a lawyer?

5. 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?

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

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

8. What were some of the changes the expedition experienced as they came nearer to the coast?

9. What were two of the worst problems for the expedition at Clatsop? Explain

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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

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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