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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. Douglas accuses Lincoln of having sympathy for slaves but no sympathy for another suffering group of people. Who are they?
(a) Textile workers in the North.
(b) Auto workers in Detroit.
(c) Seamstresses on the East Coast.
(d) Windsurfers in Hawaii.

2. How does Lincoln describe Douglas' verbal skills?
(a) He slings arrows like Zeus.
(b) He juggles bullets.
(c) He uses smoke and mirrors.
(d) He keeps 10 daggers flashing in the air.

3. What is Josh Speed's understanding of Lincoln's personality?
(a) Lincoln is a hopeless hypochondriac who reads Hamlet.
(b) Lincoln is a great fool with an odd understanding of the law.
(c) Lincoln can't control his manic-depressive episodes and constantly makes a fool of himself.
(d) Lincoln is obsessive-compulsive and can't stop counting fence posts.

4. What is Mary Todd's lifelong dream for herself?
(a) That she will be able to nominate Supreme Court justices.
(b) That she will become President of the United States.
(c) That she will live a simple life, raising children.
(d) That she will marry the President of the United States.

5. What distinction does Lincoln draw between the slaves and downtrodden workers in the North?
(a) Slaves live on plantations, workers live in cities.
(b) The slaves can run away, the workers cannot.
(c) The workers have the right to strike, slaves do not.
(d) The workers live with harsh winters, the slaves do not.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Lincoln define his "own great duty?"

2. What is Billy Herndon's reaction to Lincoln's reasons for breaking off the engagement?

3. What happens to Ann Rutledge?

4. What legal case established that slaves should be considered property?

5. Who is the moderator of the debate between Lincoln and Douglas?

(see the answer key)

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