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Lewis Clark Quiz 12-16
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1.What was Lewis and Clark's expedition called?

  1. Northwest Passage
  2. Corps of Discovery
  3. Jefferson's Brigade
  4. Pioneers to the Pacific

2.When did Lewis and Clark set out on their expedition?

  1. 1803
  2. 1862
  3. 1789
  4. 1804

3.Sacagawea, the only woman guide and interpreter on the expedition, was a member of what Indian tribe?

  1. Cherokee
  2. Navajo
  3. Shoshone
  4. Apache

4.Which was NOT a purpose of Lewis and Clark's expedition?

  1. to map a route to the Pacific Ocean
  2. to establish the U.S. government's control over the western part of the country
  3. to chronicle the plants and animals encountered along the way
  4. to look for gold

5. What type of dog was Seaman, the only non-human member of the Corps of Discovery?

  1. Newfoundland
  2. Beagle
  3. Labrador retriever
  4. Dachshund

6.One of the members of the Corps of Discovery was an enslaved African American named:

  1. Attucks and worked for Clark
  2. Crispus and worked for Clark
  3. York and worked for Clark
  4. Samuel and worked for Clark

7.In 1803, the United States bought Louisiana Territory from France. The deal, known as the Louisiana Purchase, doubled the size of the U.S. and opened a new frontier for exploration. How much did the U.S. pay France for the land?

  1. $15 million
  1. $500,000
  2. $105 million
  3. $50,000

8.The Lewis and Clark expedition was championed by what U.S. President?

  1.  George Washington
  2. Thomas Jefferson
  3. James Monroe
  4. Ulysses S. Grant

9.In the Spring of 1804 Meriwether Lewis and William Clark left with approximately how many men to travel to the "western ocean?"

  1. 6
  2. 12
  3. 20
  4. 30+

10.Remarkably, Sergeant Charles Floyd was the only participant to die along the way. How did he die?


  1. drowning
  2. grizzly bear attack
  3. killed by native americans
  4. died of most likely a burst appendix