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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 1, Scene 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the local gossip in New Salem about Ann Rutledge?
(a) She is in love with Abe Lincoln.
(b) She is secretly a witch.
(c) She is in line for a job as the town's teacher.
(d) She has been jilted by her fiance, who left town.

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

3. When Lincoln suggests he wants to die in Act 1, Scene 3, how do his friends respond?
(a) They agree that it might be best if he dies.
(b) They fall to their knees and beg him to reconsider.
(c) They promise to introduce him to other women.
(d) They insist he stay and try to get some sleep.

4. According to Nancy Green in Act 1, Scene 3, why can't Lincoln face life without a woman by his side?
(a) Because he hears voices in the night and they give him contradictory directions.
(b) Because he hears the whispers of the dead women in his life, including his mother, and he can't understand what the whispers mean.
(c) Because he listens to strange voices that speak to him in church and they command him to do bad things.
(d) Because he goes into trances when under stress and needs someone to help him snap out of it.

5. Who wrote the poem that Lincoln's teacher gives him to read?
(a) John Brown.
(b) John Keats.
(c) John Singer Sargeant.
(d) John Lennon.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Act 1, Scene 3, in which Ann Rutledge dies, come to an end?

2. Why is Ann's death such a setback to Lincoln?

3. What is it about politics that Lincoln dislikes?

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

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

(see the answer key)

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