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David Thompson (explorer): Quiz


Question 1: On July 14, 1811, Thompson reached the partially constructed ________ at the mouth of the Columbia, arriving two months after the Pacific Fur Company's ship, the Tonquin.
Fort AstoriaOregon boundary disputeFort VancouverOregon Trail

Question 2: Thompson's decision to defect to the ________ in 1797 without providing the customary one-year notice was not well received by his former employers.
Golden Square MileNorth West CompanyGrey Nuns1976 Summer Olympics

Question 3: The maps he made of the Columbia River basin east of the ________ were of such high quality and detail that they continued to be regarded as authoritative well into the mid-20th century.
Cascade RangeMount RainierCascade VolcanoesCascades (ecoregion)

Question 4: Upon his arrival back in ________, Thompson retired with a generous pension from the North West Company.
Downtown MontrealMontrealUnderground City, MontrealGreater Montreal

Question 5: The map covered the wide area stretching from ________ to the Pacific, and was given by Thompson to the North West Company.
Lake SuperiorLake HuronLake MichiganGreat Lakes

Question 6: Their marriage was formalized at the Scotch Presbyterian Church in ________ on October 30, 1812.
Downtown MontrealGreater MontrealUnderground City, MontrealMontreal

Question 7: Thompson spent the next few seasons trading based in Fort George (now in Alberta), and during this time led several expeditions into the ________.
Great PlainsMontanaRocky MountainsAppalachian Mountains

Question 8: What does the following picture show?

  Postage stamp commemorating David Thompson's life
  David Thompson and two guides on the shore of Lac la Biche, which he discovered, in Lac La Biche, Alberta.
  An artist's impression of Thompson based on historical accounts
  David Thompson navigated the entire length of Columbia River in 1811. Map of Columbia and its tributaries showing modern political boundaries

Question 9: He married Charlotte Small on June 10, 1799 at Île-à-la-Crosse, a mixed-blood child of a Scottish fur trader and a ________ mother.
Frog Lake, AlbertaCreeEnoch Cree NationErmineskin Cree Nation

Question 10: Thompson mapped and established trading posts in Northwestern Montana, ________, Washington, and Western Canada; including Saleesh House, the first trading post west of the Rockies in Montana.

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