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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 2, Scene 9.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Lincoln intend to communicate his intentions to Mary Todd?
(a) In person.
(b) In a letter.
(c) In an email.
(d) In a telegram.

2. Billy Herndon, Lincoln's law clerk, arrives in Act 2, Scene 6. What is his condition?
(a) He has quit drinking and is sober.
(b) He's drunk, as usual.
(c) He's debilitated by swamp fever.
(d) He's suffering from an early case of swine flu.

3. What does Lincoln do at the end of Act 2, Scene 6?
(a) He writes another letter, telling Mary Todd he hates her.
(b) He leaves town without informing Mary Todd.
(c) He leaves to break off his engagement in person.
(d) He decides he must go through with the wedding.

4. What does Ann's love do for Lincoln?
(a) Her love makes him weak at the knees and fuzzy in his thoughts; he knows he can't make anything of himself.
(b) Her love inspires him to write great poetry.
(c) Her love makes him irritable because she is so needy.
(d) Her love makes him believe in God, believe that all things are possible, and he can do anything he wants.

5. Why is Ann's death such a setback to Lincoln?
(a) He depended on Ann's connections to the politically powerful in Washington.
(b) Ann wrote his speeches; without her, he has nothing to say.
(c) He fears any woman who loves him is doomed to an early death, like his mother.
(d) He doesn't feel he will be taken seriously as a candidate if he is single.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Act 1, Scene 3, in which Ann Rutledge dies, come to an end?

2. When Lincoln suggests he wants to die in Act 1, Scene 3, how do his friends respond?

3. What happens to Ann Rutledge?

4. What is the wedding gift Ninian has brought Abe?

5. Douglas accuses Lincoln of having sympathy for slaves but no sympathy for another suffering group of people. Who are they?

(see the answer key)

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