The Louisiana Purchase! Trivia Facts Quiz

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The Louisiana Purchase! Trivia Facts Quiz

Do you know everything about the Louisiana Purchase? Do you think you can pass this quiz? The Louisiana Purchase is crucial because it gave the United States command of the Mississippi River along with the port city of New Orleans, both of which were used by farmers to ship their crops and get paid. Taking this quiz will help you learn more about the Louisiana Purchase.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     Who leads the expedition of the Louisiana purchase?
    • A. 

      Lewis and Clark

    • B. 

      Lewis and Jefferson

    • C. 

      Jefferson and Monroe

    • D. 

      Monroe and Livingston

  • 2. 
    Who was the Shoshone woman that served as an interpreter?
    • A. 

      Sacagawea

    • B. 

      Jean Baptist

    • C. 

      Lewis

    • D. 

      Clark

  • 3. 
    How much did the U.S. pay for the Louisiana territory?
    • A. 

      10 million

    • B. 

      15 million

    • C. 

      25 million

    • D. 

      3,000

  • 4. 
    Who was the president during the purchase?
    • A. 

      George Washington

    • B. 

      James Monroe

    • C. 

      John Adams

    • D. 

      Thomas Jefferson

  • 5. 
    How much money did congress allocate for supplies?
    • A. 

      1,500

    • B. 

      2,000

    • C. 

      2,500

    • D. 

      3,000

  • 6. 
    What was the river Lewis and Clark followed?
    • A. 

      Missouri river

    • B. 

      Mississippi river

    • C. 

      Ohio river

    • D. 

      Saco river

  • 7. 
    Who was the only member of the crew to die along the trip?
    • A. 

      Charles Floyd

    • B. 

      John Ordway

    • C. 

      Patrick Gass

    • D. 

      Nathaniel Pryor

  • 8. 
    What animal did the expedition flush out of its hole with water?
    • A. 

      Mag pie

    • B. 

      Bird

    • C. 

      Prairie dog

    • D. 

      Fish

  • 9. 
    What was Lewis' dog named?
    • A. 

      Sophie

    • B. 

      Suzie

    • C. 

      Sandy

    • D. 

      Seaman

  • 10. 
    York was a slave, who was his owner?
    • A. 

      William Clark

    • B. 

      Meriwether Lewis

    • C. 

      Charles Floyd

    • D. 

      Sacagawea

  • 11. 
    What was the mountain chain the expedition had to go through?
    • A. 

      Maine mtns

    • B. 

      Rocky mtns

    • C. 

      Red mtns

  • 12. 
    What does it mean to portage?
    • A. 

      Carry your boat

    • B. 

      Eat food

    • C. 

      Dump waste

    • D. 

      Go through white water

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