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. What excuse does Ninian Edwards give for getting himself and his wife out of the parlor so Lincoln can be alone with Mary Todd?
(a) He takes his wife dancing.
(b) He doesn't give an excuse, just grabs his wife's arm and hustles her off stage.
(c) The two have to hear their children's bedtime prayers.
(d) He feigns an injury and asks his wife to help him upstairs.

2. How does Lincoln conclude his prayer for the health of Jimmy Gale?
(a) "Give us the strength to bear the death of this young boy."
(b) "Give us all strength, oh God, to do the work that is before us."
(c) "Grant us the will to fight for the vitality of our nation."
(d) "Grant this boy the breath to live long enough to bury his father."

3. What are the five indicative moods, as Lincoln knows them?
(a) Meditative, Imperial, Possible, Subjective and Infinite.
(b) Indicative, Imperative, Potential, Subjunctive and Infinitive.
(c) Sad, Glad, Mad, Grumpy and Giddy.
(d) Commanding, Questioning, Doubting, Inferior and Decisive.

4. How does Lincoln define his "own great duty?"
(a) He doesn't know what it is and he's tired of people nagging him about it.
(b) He needs to go West and seize California from the Mexican government.
(c) His duty is to mind his own business and he doesn't care what other people think.
(d) His duty is to defend the Constitution to the best of his understanding.

5. Lincoln says he has come to believe something about himself and Mary. What is it?
(a) They will never be happy together, no matter how they try.
(b) Their destinies are together, for better or worse.
(c) Their destinies will take them to Europe to live.
(d) They are like peanut butter and jelly--good alone, but better together.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens when Seth Gale's boy takes a turn for the worse before the doctor arrives at the end of Act 2, Scene 7?

2. What does Seth Gale suggest might happen if slavery spreads West to new states and territories?

3. What subject is always heavy on Lincoln's mind?

4. How does Mary Todd describe her part in the break-up of the engagement to Lincoln?

5. When Act 2, Scene 4 opens in Lincoln's Springfield law office, how much time has passed since the death of Ann Rutledge?

(see the answer key)

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