Abe Lincoln in Illinois Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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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 does Lincoln's teacher suggest Lincoln do to improve his life?
(a) Find a woman to marry.
(b) Move out of town.
(c) Consider becoming a minister.
(d) Get a law degree.

2. Who admits being the one who suggested recruiting Lincoln to run for office?
(a) Ann Rutledge.
(b) Josh Speed.
(c) Seth Gale.
(d) Jack Armstrong.

3. What is Lincoln's new attitude toward God after Ann's death?
(a) He becomes an atheist.
(b) He knows if he had prayed day and night, Ann would have lived.
(c) He can't pray to a God that needlessly allowed Ann to die.
(d) He accepts that "the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away."

4. What subject is always heavy on Lincoln's mind?
(a) That if he ever gets out of debt, he'll get right back in again.
(b) That he'll never have a chance to run for public office.
(c) That he will fail at the job of postmaster.
(d) That his partner will buy the store where Abe works and fire him.

5. What is the "good joke" Lincoln plans to tell Bowling Green at the end of Act 1, Scene 2 in the Rutledge Tavern?
(a) That Ann Rutledge has run off to marry Josh Speed.
(b) That he will be a candidate for the assembly of the State of Illinois.
(c) That a chicken crossed the road to get to the other side.
(d) That Jack Armstrong, of the Clancy Groves boys, will run for the State Assembly.

Short Answer Questions

1. In a poem given to Lincoln by his teacher in the first scene, life is compared to what?

2. How does the weather complement Lincoln's mood when he arrives at the home of the Greens' with news of Ann's death?

3. What are the two professions open to people who fail at everything else, according to Lincoln's teacher?

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

5. What are the five indicative moods, as Lincoln knows them?

(see the answer key)

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