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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 happens to Ann Rutledge?
(a) She meets a wealthy man, marries him and moves West.
(b) Bitten by a mosquito, she is paralzyed and left speechless.
(c) She dies of a brain sickness.
(d) She runs away to Chicago to attend law school.

2. What is the setting of the first scene of Abe Lincoln in Illinois?
(a) A cabin near New Salem, Illionois, which belongs to Lincoln's teacher.
(b) A log cabin in the woods of Missouri.
(c) A riverboat on the mighty Mississippi.
(d) A tavern in Springfield.

3. What is it about politics that Lincoln dislikes?
(a) If not elected, a man will be ashamed in his own community.
(b) If elected, a man has to move to the city.
(c) If he loses, a man will be left with many debts.
(d) If elected, a man is likely to be shot.

4. Why has Lincoln come to see Mary Todd in Act 2, Scene 8?
(a) He has come to apologize for breaking their engagement.
(b) He has come to give word of his engagement to another woman.
(c) He has come for dinner, at the invitation of her brother-in-law.
(d) He has hopes she will revive his political career.

5. What is Mary Todd's reaction to word of Lincoln's arrival at her home In Act 2, Scene 8?
(a) She is enraged and slams the door.
(b) She is shocked because she is now married to someone else.
(c) She is startled, but agrees to see him.
(d) She is surprised; tears pour down her cheeks.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Mary Todd describe Lincoln's behavior and absence over the previous two years?

2. What, besides politics, does Lincoln have on his mind during the scene in the Rutledge Tavern?

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

4. What last ditch effort does Mary Todd's sister make to prevent a proposal from Lincoln toward the end of Act 2, Scene 5?

5. What is the subject of the speech Lincoln is studying in the first scene?

(see the answer key)

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