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Lewis And Clark Expedition Quiz! Trivia - Quiz

Do you know anything about the Lewis and Clark Expedition? Do you think you can pass this quiz? The Lewis and Clark Expedition was from 1803 to 1806. It was also known as the Corps of Discovery Expedition. It was a select group of US Army and civilian volunteers under the command of Captain Meriwether Lewis and his close friend Second Lieutenant William Clark. If you would like to understand more, try this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Because little was known about the Louisiana Purchase President Jefferson sent _______________ and _____________________ on an expedition to record and make maps of the purchase.

    • A.

      Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett

    • B.

      Meriwether Lewis and William Clark

    • C.

      Daniel Boone and William Clark

    • D.

      Davy Crockett and William Clark

    Correct Answer
    B. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
    Explanation
    Because little was known about the Louisiana Purchase, President Jefferson sent Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on an expedition to record and make maps of the purchase.

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  • 2. 

    How many people were on the team to record and map Louisiana? What was this group known as?

    • A.

      100 people, Corps of Discovery

    • B.

      30 people, Corps of Discovery

    • C.

      40 people , Corps of Discovery

    • D.

      50 people , Corps of Discovery

    Correct Answer
    C. 40 people , Corps of Discovery
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 40 people, Corps of Discovery. This group, known as the Corps of Discovery, consisted of 40 individuals who were tasked with recording and mapping Louisiana.

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  • 3. 

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

    • A.

      Attucks and worked for Clark

    • B.

      Crispus and worked for Clark

    • C.

      York and worked for Clark

    • D.

      Samuel and worked for Clark

    Correct Answer
    C. York and worked for Clark
    Explanation
    York was an enslaved African American who was a member of the Corps of Discovery. He worked for William Clark, one of the leaders of the expedition. York played a significant role in the expedition, serving as a skilled hunter, interpreter, and diplomat. He faced many challenges and hardships during the journey, but his contributions were vital to the success of the expedition.

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  • 4. 

    What was York skilled at doing?

    • A.

      Cooking and fishing

    • B.

      Singing and dancing

    • C.

      Hunting and fishing

    • D.

      Singing and hunting

    Correct Answer
    C. Hunting and fishing
    Explanation
    York was skilled at hunting and fishing.

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  • 5. 

    The expedition set out at _____________________, in May of 1804.

    • A.

      New York, New York

    • B.

      St. Louis, Missouri

    • C.

      Lexington, Kentucky

    • D.

      Memphis, Tennessee

    Correct Answer
    B. St. Louis, Missouri
    Explanation
    The correct answer is St. Louis, Missouri. The expedition set out from this location in May of 1804.

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  • 6. 

    What did Lewis and Clark do on the expedition?

    • A.

      Drew maps and gathered plants and animals to take back to show the President

    • B.

      Cooked and cleaned for the people in the expedition

    • C.

      Attacked the Native Americans that lived in the Louisiana Purchase

    • D.

      Built homes for the expedition and stayed in the Louisiana area the rest of theri lives

    Correct Answer
    A. Drew maps and gathered plants and animals to take back to show the President
    Explanation
    Lewis and Clark's main tasks on the expedition were to draw maps and collect plants and animals to bring back and show the President. They were responsible for documenting the geography and natural resources of the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase. This information was crucial for expanding knowledge of the western territories and planning future exploration and settlement.

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  • 7. 

    Where did the expedition stop in October and for what reason?

    • A.

      South Dakota for Christmas

    • B.

      South Dakota for the winter

    • C.

      North Dakota for the winter

    • D.

      North Dakota for Christmas

    Correct Answer
    C. North Dakota for the winter
    Explanation
    The expedition stopped in North Dakota for the winter. This suggests that the expedition needed to halt their journey and take a break during the winter months. North Dakota was likely chosen as the location for this stop due to its geographical features or resources that would have made it a suitable place to spend the winter. The mention of Christmas in the answer options is likely a distraction and not directly related to the reason for stopping in North Dakota.

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  • 8. 

    Who did Lewis and Clark hire at Fort Mandan?

    • A.

      An American farmer and his wife Dolly

    • B.

      A French fur trader and his Shoshne wife Sacagawea

    • C.

      A German fur trader and his Apache wife Abenaki

    • D.

      A Dutch fur trader and his Shoshne wife Sacagawea

    Correct Answer
    B. A French fur trader and his Shoshne wife Sacagawea
    Explanation
    Lewis and Clark hired a French fur trader and his Shoshone wife Sacagawea at Fort Mandan. Sacagawea played a crucial role as an interpreter and guide during their expedition to explore the western part of the United States. Her knowledge of the local terrain and ability to communicate with Native American tribes proved invaluable to the success of the expedition. The French fur trader, on the other hand, provided assistance in trading and navigating the unfamiliar territory.

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  • 9. 

    The female guide would guide them threw _______________________.

    • A.

      French Land

    • B.

      Spanish land

    • C.

      Cherokee land

    • D.

      Shoshone lands

    Correct Answer
    D. Shoshone lands
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Shoshone lands" because the question is asking about the location where the female guide would guide them. Since the question mentions "them" without specifying who "them" refers to, we can assume that the female guide would guide a group of people. Therefore, the answer would be the lands belonging to the Shoshone tribe, as the female guide would be knowledgeable and experienced in guiding people through that specific territory.

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  • 10. 

    After traveling farther up the Missouri river the group went toward the ________________.

    • A.

      Rocky Mountains

    • B.

      Pikes Peak

    • C.

      Yellowstone Park

    • D.

      Alps

    Correct Answer
    A. Rocky Mountains
    Explanation
    After traveling farther up the Missouri river, the group continued their journey towards the Rocky Mountains. The mention of "farther up the Missouri river" suggests that the group was already on a path of exploration or discovery. The Rocky Mountains, known for their majestic peaks and rugged terrain, would have been a natural destination for adventurers seeking new experiences and challenges. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that the group's next destination was the Rocky Mountains.

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  • 11. 

    Who was the first governor of Tennessee?

    • A.

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B.

      Bill Clinton

    • C.

      John Sevier

    • D.

      Ben Franklin

    Correct Answer
    C. John Sevier
    Explanation
    John Sevier was the first governor of Tennessee because he served as the governor from 1796 to 1801, which was the period when Tennessee became a state. He played a crucial role in the formation and early development of Tennessee as a state. Sevier was a prominent figure in Tennessee's history, serving as a military leader during the American Revolutionary War and later becoming a key political figure in the state. His contributions and leadership make him the correct answer for the first governor of Tennessee.

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  • 12. 

    What ocean did the expedition reach?

    • A.

      Atlantic

    • B.

      Pacific

    • C.

      Indian

    • D.

      Gulf of Mexico

    Correct Answer
    B. Pacific
    Explanation
    The expedition reached the Pacific Ocean.

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  • 13. 

    How many miles did the expedition travel in one year?

    • A.

      300

    • B.

      3,000

    • C.

      30,000

    • D.

      15,000

    Correct Answer
    B. 3,000
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 3,000. This suggests that the expedition traveled a distance of 3,000 miles in one year.

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  • 14. 

    Because of this expedition the frontier was pushed father west.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement implies that the expedition mentioned in the context resulted in pushing the frontier further west. This suggests that the expedition was successful in expanding the boundaries of the frontier towards the west. Therefore, the statement is true.

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