Abe Lincoln in Illinois Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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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. Lincoln tells Josh Speed to give his letter for Mary Todd to Herndon to deliver. How does Josh respond?
(a) He gives the letter to Herndon.
(b) He throws the letter into the fire in the stove.
(c) He rips the letter into tiny pieces and throws them on the floor.
(d) He runs out the door with the letter.

2. What is Lincoln's new attitude toward God after Ann's death?
(a) He can't pray to a God that needlessly allowed Ann to die.
(b) He knows if he had prayed day and night, Ann would have lived.
(c) He accepts that "the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away."
(d) He becomes an atheist.

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

4. What are the railroad workers in Illinois doing, according to Douglas, to protest their low wages?
(a) They are marching, singing "I've been working on the railroad."
(b) Nothing--they can't afford to offend their employers.
(c) They are striking, refusing to work.
(d) Looking for jobs in other industries.

5. What legal case established that slaves should be considered property?
(a) Marbury v. Madison.
(b) The Slaughterhouse Cases.
(c) Brown v. Board of Education.
(d) Dred Scott v. Sandford.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Billy Herndon's attitude toward Mary Todd on the day Lincoln is to be married?

2. What is Josh Speed's request to the Greens as he departs at the end of Act 1, Scene 3?

3. In the debate, Lincoln accuses Douglas of pandering to both sides of the slavery issue. What does he mean?

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

5. What distinction does Lincoln draw between the slaves and downtrodden workers in the North?

(see the answer key)

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