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Grade 5 The Frontier
What was the primary mission of the Lewis and Clark Expedition?
  1. Remove Native Americans from Louisiana.
  2. Explore and map the Louisiana Purchase.
  3. Find a route to the Pacific Ocean
  4. Capture Spanish territory in California
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Who commissioned the Lewis and Clark Expedition?
  1. George Washington
  2. Benjamin Franklin
  3. Thomas Jefferson
  4. John Adams
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Who joined the Lewis and Clark Expedition in North Dakota as an interpreter and guide?
  1. Tecumseh
  2. Sacagawea
  3. Zebulon Pike
  4. Tenskwatawa
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In what city did the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads meet on May 10, 1869?
  1. St. Louis, Missouri
  2. Sacramento, California
  3. Denver, Colorado
  4. Promontory Point, Utah
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The men on the Lewis and Clark Expedition were part of what army unit?
  1. Rocky Mountaineers
  2. The Privateers
  3. The Corps of Engineers
  4. The Corps of Discovery
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The Lewis and Clark Expedition left from, and returned to, which city?
  1. Philadelphia
  2. Cincinnati
  3. New York
  4. St. Louis
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Leaving in May 1804 the Lewis and Clark Expedition returned in September                .
  1. 1806
  2. 1808
  3. 1810
  4. 1815
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Which is not a reason that the California Gold Rush dramatically changed the US?
  1. increase in westward migration
  2. foreigners came from all over the world
  3. the gold rush only made the rich richer
  4. gold was being discovered by the common man
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What was the purpose of the Homestead Act?
  1. To give Native Americans a place to live
  2. To give African Americans and Mexican Americans free land
  3. To encourage settlers to move to the Great Plains
  4. To give settlers free land
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Why did the river indians believe that the corp came in peace?
  1. Clark lit the peace pipe.
  2. Clark passed out gifts.
  3. Sacajawea and Baptiste were present.
  4. Clark shook hands with the chiefs.
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For what reason did Congress give for explaining the purpose of the Lewis and Clark expedition?
  1. to rid the area of indians
  2. to increase trade for the US
  3. to map out the area
  4. to fulfill a secret dream of the President
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During the Gold Rush, many Americans found gold in this state.
  1. Missouri
  2. California
  3. Utah
  4. Texas
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Luis and Clark went on a(n)...
  1. vacation
  2. voyage
  3. train
  4. expedition
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Why was Texas not accepted into the Union on its first attempt?
  1. Texans would not agree to speak English.
  2. The free Northern states did not agree to Texas being admitted as a slave state.
  3. There was too much turmoil due to Sam Houston's capture of Santa Anna.
  4. Texas had nothing to offer the United States.
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Where was the transcontinental railroad completed?
  1. Sierra, Nevada
  2. Promontory Point, Utah
  3. Chicago, Illinois
  4. Omaha, Nebraska
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On the return trip of the expedition Lewis and Clark took different routes. Why?
  1. to see which route was the shortest
  2. they could not agree on the correct route home
  3. so they could do some additional trading on the way home
  4. to explore more areas
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What caused Jefferson to send Lewis and Clark on their expedition?
  1. He felt that is was important for Lewis and Clark to go on an expedition in order to get to know each other better.
  2. He wanted to learn more about the land the U.S. was going to purchase and he was hoping they would find a water route to the Pacific.
  3. He was supposed to go on the expedition himself, but at the last minute he got extremely sick and was unable to attend.
  4. He wanted Lewis and Clark to go and capture the "petite chiens" and bring them home to him.
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Trails leading to the west were created by
  1. Pioneers
  2. Native Americans
  3. African Americans
  4. Lewis and Clark
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Obstacles faced by the pioneers traveling west were:
  1. horses, cows and oxen
  2. women, children and indians
  3. mountain ranges, rivers and deserts
  4. no food or water
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The pioneers traveled by                 to go west.
  1. covered wagon
  2. Pony Express
  3. railroad
  4. automobile
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