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Trivia Quiz - Meriwether Lewis
Meriwether Lewis - leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
August 10, 2011
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1. What event precipitated the expedition led by Lewis (and Clark) to the uncharted western regions of the U.S.?
A. The War of 1812
B. Spain colonizing California
C. Britain colonizing Oregon
D. The Louisiana Purchase
2. What position was Lewis holding prior to being selected as the leader for the Lewis and Clark Expedition?
A. Personal Secretary to the US President
B. US Army Captain of Artillery
C. US Navy Captain
D. Speaker of the House in the Virginia Senate
3. Who was Lewis's compadre (co-Captain) during the Expedition?
A. George Rodgers Clark
B. William Clark
C. David Clarke
D. Clark Lewis
4. Lewis was shot during the expedition; by whom and why?
A. a member of the Expedition, accidentally
B. British sailors on the Oregon Pacific Coast
C. a jealous Indian princess
D. Clark, for war crimes against the Native Americans
5. How many years did the Lewis and Clark Expedition take to complete?
6. After the expedition, what position was Lewis appointed to?
A. Governor of Virginia
B. Governor of the Louisiana Territory
C. Secretary of State
D. Ambassador to France
7. Where did Lewis spend the first winter of the Lewis and Clark Expedition?
A. Fort Meade, near present day Salt Lake City, Utah
B. Fort Jefferson near present day St Louis, Missouri
C. Fort Clark near present day Omaha, Nebraska
D. Fort Mandan, near current town of Washburn, North Dakota.
8. What famous Indian maiden assisted Lewis' Corp throughout the expedition, and from what tribe?
A. Pocahantas, Sioux
B. Sacajawea, Sioux
C. Sacajawea, Shosone
D. Pocahantas, Shoshone
9. Of what secret society was Lewis a member?
A. Loyal Order of the Moose
B. Society of Jesuits
D. Skull and Bones
10. How did Meriwether Lewis die?
B. killed by robbers
C. heart attack
D. veneral disease and madness
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