Abe Lincoln in Illinois Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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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. At the end of Scene 2, Act 8, what is Lincoln's response to Mary's actions?
(a) He is as enthusiastic as she is and dances a little jig.
(b) He responds awkwardly, embracing her loosely while staring down at the carpet.
(c) He stands stiffly and dreams of moving to Oregon with Seth Gale.
(d) Repulsed by her embrace, he backs away and again changes his mind.

2. Seth Gale tells Abe he's feeling "pretty scared" about his son's health. What does Lincoln tell him?
(a) He agrees Gale should be scared and urges him to turn back.
(b) He offers to burn some incense and herbs to smoke out the boy's fever.
(c) He tells Gale that he, too, is scared but he will go West with the Gale family.
(d) He urges Gale not to be scared, that he is doing a "big thing" and shouldn't let anything beat him down.

3. What is Lincoln's attitude toward people?
(a) He loves being in a crowd, but feels anxious one-to-one.
(b) He dislikes people because of their inhumanity.
(c) He likes them one-to-one, but crowds scare him.
(d) He is afraid of them, unless he has known them all his life.

4. What does Mary Todd say when asked in Act. 2, Scene 5, if she is considering marriage to Lincoln?
(a) "I have never given that idea a moment's thought."
(b) "I have decided I shall be Mrs. Lincoln."
(c) "I am determined to marry Stephen Douglas."
(d) "That is the most repulsive idea I've ever heard."

5. In Act 2, Scene 4, who arrives unexpectedly at Lincoln's office to visit?
(a) Ann Rutledge and Josh Speed.
(b) Bowling and Nancy Green.
(c) Bowling Green and Josh Speed.
(d) Seth Gale and Nancy Green.

Short Answer Questions

1. Lincoln tells Josh Speed to give his letter for Mary Todd to Herndon to deliver. How does Josh respond?

2. What is Lincoln's response to a poem he reads regarding life and death?

3. How does Lincoln intend to communicate his intentions to Mary Todd?

4. How old is Abe Lincoln at the time of Act 2, Scene 4 in his Springfield law office?

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

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