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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 3, Scene 10.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Seth Gale's wife want for her sick son, besides the help of a doctor?
(a) A bathtub full of cool water to calm his fever.
(b) A minister to drive the evil spirits from his soul.
(c) A minister to say a prayer.
(d) A college scholarship so he won't have to live on the prairie.

2. What characteristics make Mary Todd a good catch in the eyes of most people?
(a) She speaks French, cooks Italian and comes from a line of English royalty.
(b) She's smart, cultivated and the daughter of a bank president.
(c) She's highly educated and would make a good Secretary of State.
(d) She is exceedingly beautiful and has a shy, retiring demeanor.

3. Who have Bowling Green, Ninian Edwards and Josh Speed come to New Salem to see?
(a) Ben Mattling.
(b) Abe Lincoln.
(c) Ann Rutledge.
(d) Seth Gale

4. How does Mary Todd accept Lincoln's proposal at the end of Act 2, Scene 8?
(a) She dances happily into his arms and pulls his beard while saying yes.
(b) She bursts into tears and says she must marry him because he has ruined her reputation.
(c) She appears to hesitate, keeping him wondering for a moment if she will accept.
(d) She clutches him tightly, declares her undying love and begins sobbing.

5. Ninian Andrews arrives at Lincoln's office and learns about a sad event. What is it?
(a) The death of Lincoln's friend, Bowling Green.
(b) Seth Gale's mother is dead of malaria.
(c) Lincoln's dog, Rufus, has been killed in a hunting mishap.
(d) Jack Armstrong is in jail for murder.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are three things Lincoln likes about Ann Rutledge?

2. In Act 2, Scene 7, what is the fear Seth Gale has about traveling with Gobey?

3. What is Josh Speed's understanding of Lincoln's personality?

4. At the end of Scene 2, Act 8, what is Lincoln's response to Mary's actions?

5. What causes Lincoln to change his mind about his future?

(see the answer key)

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