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Lewis and Clark Expedition (1806)

What do you know about Lewis and Clark Expedition (1806)?
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1) What day does the Lewis and Clark Expedition leave Fort Clatsop for the return voyage east.

  1. March 23

  2. April 14

  3. May 15

2) On July 3, the expedition split into 2 groups with Lewis leading one group up the Blackfoot River.
What river does Clark lead his group?

  1. Bitterroot River

  2. Hudson River

  3. Gila River

3) On July 6, Clark's group crosses the Continental Divide.
What is the name of the pass?

  1. Gibbons Pass

  2. Bitties Pass

  3. Randolph Pass

4) On July 7, Lewis's group crosses the Continental Divide at Lewis and Clark Pass.

  • True or False?

5) On July 27, the Blackfeet Indians try to steal Lewis's group's rifles.  A fight broke out and two Indians were killed.  This is the only hostile encounter with an Indian tribe.

  • True or False?

6) On Aug 3, Clark arrives at confluence of the Missouri River and what river?

  1. Yellowstone River

  2. Mississippi River

  3. Gila River

7) On August 11, Lewis is accidentally shot by a member of his own party.

  • True or False?

8) What day did the two groups rejoin on the Missouri River in present-day North Dakota?

  1. August 11

  2. August 12

  3. August 13

9) They reach Fort Mandan. Charbonneau and Sacagawea stay at Mandan.
What was the date?

  1. August 14

  2. August 21

  3. August 23

10) On September 23, the expedition arrives at the end. Ending their journey ends after two years, four months, and ten days.
Where does it end?

  1. New Orleans

  2. St. Louis

  3. Pittsburgh

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Lewis and Clark Expedition (1806)
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