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

2. Besides debt, what topic often occupies Lincoln's mind?
(a) The prospect of marriage.
(b) The prospect of a harsh winter.
(c) The prospect of death.
(d) The prospect of civil war.

3. The influential men visiting Lincoln ask about his views on which two topics?
(a) Slavery and bank regulation.
(b) Taxes and slavery.
(c) Religion and interstate commerce.
(d) Workers rights and religious faith.

4. What, besides politics, does Lincoln have on his mind during the scene in the Rutledge Tavern?
(a) Taking over the family farm from his sick father.
(b) Running down to the town picnic for a piece of pie.
(c) Asking town officials for a raise in his wages as postmaster.
(d) Asking Ann Rutledge to consider him as a suitor.

5. 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?
(a) Lincoln breaks down in tears at the injustice.
(b) The boy's mother gives him mouth to mouth resuscitation.
(c) Lincoln says a prayer for the boy's recovery.
(d) Jack Armstrong applies a mustard paste to the boy's chest.

Short Answer Questions

1. What opinion does Elizabeth Edwards have of Abe Lincoln?

2. Who is President during the time represented in Act 2, Scene 4?

3. According to Josh, how is Lincoln doing in the State Assembly?

4. What do Josh Speed and Bowling Green think might be the result, if slavery spreads further across the South?

5. Douglas accuses Lincoln of having sympathy for slaves but no sympathy for another suffering group of people. Who are they?

(see the answer key)

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