Meriwether Lewis: Biography, Expedition & Facts


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From which country did President Thomas Jefferson purchase the Louisiana Territory?

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1. What rank did Meriwether Lewis have in the Corps of Discovery?

2. Which was NOT a goal of the Lewis and Clark Expedition?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will test your understanding of American explorer Meriwether Lewis and his impact on westward expansion in the United States.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • The Louisiana Territory
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition
  • Lewis' rank in the Corps of Discovery
  • His lieutenant

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Lewis
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Lewis and Clark Expedition
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the Louisiana Territory and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about Lewis, study the accompanying lesson called Meriwether Lewis: Biography, Expedition & Facts. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details the Louis and Clark Expedition
  • Explains President Thomas Jefferson's purchase of the Louisiana Territory for 15 million dollars
  • Covers the role of William Clark
  • Explores Lewis' childhood in Virginia