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What to pack?
For each question below, fill in the circle next to the correct answer.

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1. What characteristics would you look for in hiring a crew for your expedition?
a. Old friends who you enjoy spending time with
b. Strong, adventurous people
c. Experienced soldiers
d. Knowledgeable scientists
2. Lewis was the first captain of the expedition and therefore he was responsible for the success of the trip and the safety of the group. If you were Lewis, how would you prepare for the journey?
a. Studying astronomy, mathematics, medicine, botany, and navigation
b. Running and lifting weights
c. Publicizing the expedition in the newspaper
d. Meeting with each person and warning them about the dangers of the trip
3. A group of thirty-three people requires a lot to eat! What type of food would you bring along on the trip?
a. Fresh fruit and vegetables
b. Fresh meat, chicken, and fish
c. Bread, rice, and cereal
d. Condensed beef and vegetable soup
4. Lewis and Clark packed all of the following items, but which one did they consider the most important?
a. A canvas tent
b. Mosquito netting
c. Writing paper, ink, and pens
d. A knife
5. Lewis and Clark had never traveled to the western territory, but they knew the weather could get very cold. What kind of clothing do you think Lewis selected to keep his companions warm?
a. Flannel shirts
b. Fur-lined moccasins
c. Rubber boots
d. Ear muffs
6. The expedition had to begin by traveling 2000 miles upstream on the Missouri River. What kind of boat would you chose to carry your party?
a. A wooden dugout canoe
b. A flat-bottomed boat with a sail and oars
c. A sailboat
d. A raft
7. Lewis and Clark expected to encounter Native American tribes as they traveled west and they hoped to trade with them. What would you bring to trade with the Native Americans?
a. Chickens and geese
b. American money
c. Beads, sewing needles, and bright-colored cloth
d. Horse saddles
8. Without maps or directions, it was difficult for the expedition to find where they were going. Which of the following is a tool they used to help navigate?
a. A hatchet
b. A syringe
c. A whetstone
d. A chronometer
9. The expedition needed weapons so they could hunt and also protect themselves. What type of weapons would you bring?
a. Rifles
b. Revolvers
c. Bows and arrows
d. Cannons
10. In 1803, medicine was very different from what it's like today. Which of the following treatments did Lewis bring to cure illness and exhaustion?
a. Aspirin (to reduce fever)
b. Diaphoretic (to makes you sweat)
c. Leeches (to suck your blood)
d. Antibiotics (to reduce infection)