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1

Why was Sacagawea important to the expedition?

She could speak Shoshone.

2

Charbonneau is described as wily, which means "cunning." In what ways is he proving to be wily?

He was hired as an interpreter, but since that was the only thing he was good at, he almost made the crew lose all their valuables while he was steering a boat.

3

What does the lost his wits mean in the last paragraph on page 592?

He was so startled, he did something that wasn't smart.

4

Why do you think the success of the expedition depended upon having the supplies that the author mentions?

The crew wouldn't be able to survive without them.

5

Do you think the captains recognize that Sacagawea is more valuable to the expedition than her husband? What is the text evidence?

Sacagawea could speak Shoshone, but her husband couldn't.

6

Why did the corps build wagons after entering mountain country?

E

7

What can you infer from the fact that Sacagawea recognized some landmarks?

E

8

What does the word sign mean in the last sentence of the first paragraph on page 595? How can you tell?

E

9

What qualities and skills do you think made Sacagawea a good translator? What is the text evidence?

E

10

What details support the idea that the journey over the Rocky Mountains was very difficult?

E

11

Why does the author point out that Sacagawea was to vote?

E

12

What does Sacagawea's gift tell you about her relationship with Captain Clark?

E

13

Why is it important to Sacagawea that she accompany Captain Clark to see the ocean?

E

14

Why might the Corps of Discovery have divided into two groups
at this point in the mission?

E

15

Why didn't Sacagawea let Captain Clark take Pomp with him to St. Louis?

E