Join us as we navigate white waters, slog through rainy winters, trudge over mountains, see the Pacific — and then do it all over again on the way back. Take this quiz to test how well you know Lewis, Clark and the whole crew.
Let's get some basics down first. Who was president of the United States during the Lewis and Clark expedition?
What is Lewis' first name?
What was Clark's first name?
Let's talk a little about Lewis first. Where did he primarily spend his time before the expedition?
After several years of military service, Lewis served as what?
the governor of Virginia
Thomas Jefferson's personal secretary
Clark also served in the military, but where did he call home before the expedition?
How much did Thomas Jefferson ask Congress for when trying to fund the Lewis and Clark expedition?
Jefferson asked Lewis to head the expedition. Who asked Clark to join him?
Lewis asked for Clark to be made a captain on the expedition, but he was denied. What happened?
Clark refused to go until the rank was given.
Lewis refused his own rank.
They both called each other "captain" to the crew to make their partnership equal, regardless of their actual ranks.
Where did the expedition leave from?
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
What was a nickname for the expedition?
Brothers in Arms
Corps of Discovery
How many people made up the "permanent" company?
What was the name of the dog that came with them?
How long was the expedition?
4,000 miles (6,000 kilometers)
How long did the whole expedition take, from St. Louis to the Pacific and back again?
a year and a half
over two years
Which captain recorded new botanical and wildlife discoveries?
Clark was largely responsible for …
being responsible for pay
water navigation and mapping
Lewis and Clark also brought along …
an African-American slave
How many people from the company died on the journey?
Where did the company spend the 1804-05 winter?
Who joined the party at Fort Mandan?
Lewis' brother Richard
Sacagawea gave birth in February, and the crew departed in …
The baby was named Jean Baptiste, but he acquired what nickname?
Pompy, or Pomp
Sacagawea was useful not just for her language skills, but she also helped …
identify landmarks and useful routes
map the land
navigate the canoes
The company was lucky to be helped by several Native American guides. Old Toby was a Shoshone who guided them …
across the Bitterroot mountain range
down the Missouri
through the Columbia Gorge
What river finally took the expedition to the Pacific Ocean?
On seeing the ocean, what did Clark write in his journal?
"O! The joy!"
"stupid ocin finaly"
The crew voted on where to spend the winter. Who did NOT get a vote?