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. Mary Todd enters Act 2, Scene 10 while Lincoln is talking with his sons and objects to something the oldest son is doing. What is it?
(a) Playing the piano with sticky fingers.
(b) Smoking in the parlor.
(c) Scratching under his arm.
(d) Putting his feet on the furniture.

2. What are Lincoln's visitors really looking for in their candidate for President?
(a) Someone honest enough to tell voters the truth, regardless of the consequences.
(b) Someone who will do what they tell him, both before and after the election.
(c) A man who will appeal to Southerners leaning toward secession.
(d) A candidate with enough education to appeal to businessmen.

3. Why does Bowling Green call Lincoln "an artful dodger" in Act 2, Scene 4?
(a) Lincoln manages to slip away from debt collectors just when they are closing in on him.
(b) Lincoln is an accomplished amateur boxer who never takes a blow to the chin.
(c) Lincoln continually evades running for any office that would require him to take a public stand on slavery.
(d) Lincoln has left a number of women at the altar.

4. What organization wants Lincoln to give a speech?
(a) The AFL-CIO.
(b) The Democratic Party of Quincy, Ill.
(c) The American Civil Liberties Union.
(d) The Elijiah Lovejoy League of Freemen.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why can't Lincoln bring himself to shoot a deer?

3. One of Lincoln's clients can't pay her bill; why does Lincoln think she is right not to pay?

4. When Lincoln arrives at the Edwards' home in Act 2, Scene 5, does he sense tension between Mary Todd and her sister?

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

(see the answer key)

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