Do You Know Sacagawea's Journey

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Do You Know Sacagawea

Sacagawea was a great explorer from the Shoshone tribe whose journey began when she was captured and sold by the enemy. When she joined Lewis and Clark expedition she got a chance to learn that her brother was leader of the Shoshone tribe. What more do you recall about her journey? Try the quiz.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why was it so hard to travel on the Missouri River?
    • A. 

      The expedition was traveling upstream, against the current.

    • B. 

      The river was frozen most of the year.

    • C. 

      The wind was blowing against them so they couldn't use sails.

  • 2. 
    Captain Lewis charted their trip by studying
    • A. 

      Mathematics

    • B. 

      The stars

    • C. 

      Business

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      The journey is special to Sacagawea, because she had never traveled west before.

    • B. 

      The journey is special to Sacagawea, because she is returning to her homeland where she was captured years ago.

    • C. 

      The journey is special to Sacagawea, because she was the one picked to be their interpreter.

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      She examines them to see if they belong to the Shoshones.

    • B. 

      She examines them to see if they leave clues to the trail ahead.

    • C. 

      She examines them to see if she can track nearby animals.

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      The river was a challenge because of the tall boulders that created rapids that could toss the boats over on their sides.

    • B. 

      The river was a challenge because it was frozen over, and they would have to wait for summer to cross it.

    • C. 

      The river was a challenge because it branched off in different directions, and the explorers were not sure which branch to follow.

  • 6. 
    How was Sacagawea useful to the expedition?
    • A. 

      Sacagawea was useful because she was able to identify where warrior Indians were before they crossed their territory, so they could go around and stay safe.

    • B. 

      Sacagawea was useful because she knew how to make weapons.

    • C. 

      Sacagawea was useful because she knew the territory and was a good guide. She also helped them find food.

  • 7. 
    Why did the expedition decide to leave the red pirogue at Maria's River camp?
    • A. 

      They needed to lighted their load a little bit.

    • B. 

      They left it in exchange for some buffalo hides to make moccasins.

    • C. 

      They needed to use it for fire wood.

  • 8. 
    How does Captain Lewis treat Sacagawea's illness?
    • A. 

      He treats her by pressing fresh herbs on her forehead.

    • B. 

      He treats her by giving her fresh mineral water.

    • C. 

      He treats her by adding leaches to her body to bleed her.

  • 9. 
    Sacagawea was taken from the Shosone by
    • A. 

      A Mandan chief

    • B. 

      Lewis and Clark

    • C. 

      A Hidatsa warrior

  • 10. 
    The Shoshone call their territory the Land of
    • A. 

      Many Great Rivers

    • B. 

      Shining Mountains

    • C. 

      Silver Lakes

  • 11. 
    Lewis and Clark took many provisions with them. Provisions are
    • A. 

      Warnings

    • B. 

      Supplies

    • C. 

      Workers

  • 12. 
    Sergeant Ordway was a capable commander. Being capable means
    • A. 

      Being happy to have work

    • B. 

      Being able to do something well

    • C. 

      Being willing to take dangerous risks

  • 13. 
    The explorers organized a portage around the falls. A portage is the act of
    • A. 

      Carrying boats over land

    • B. 

      Building a temporary bridge

    • C. 

      Learning how to cross a waterfall

  • 14. 
    In desperation, Captain Lewis poured mineral water down Sacagawea's throat. When you are in desperation 
    • A. 

      You give up completely and refuse to try anything

    • B. 

      You feel hopeless and are willing to try anything

    • C. 

      You know there are plenty of solutions available

  • 15. 
    Captain Clark and a few others scouted for signs of the Shoshones. In this sentence, scouting means
    • A. 

      Practicing survival

    • B. 

      Looking for friends

    • C. 

      Going ahead of the group