Abe Lincoln in Illinois Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 2, Scene 5.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the setting of Act 2, Scene 5 and what does it convey about the occupants?
(a) The setting is Ninian Edwards' home and it conveys a sense of genteel poverty.
(b) The setting is Lincoln's log cabin and it conveys a feeling of bachelor solitude.
(c) The setting is the parlor of Ninian Edwards' home and it conveys a comfortable upper-class life.
(d) The setting is a grand ballroom and it conveys the gala celebration of political victory.

2. What are the five indicative moods, as Lincoln knows them?
(a) Meditative, Imperial, Possible, Subjective and Infinite.
(b) Commanding, Questioning, Doubting, Inferior and Decisive.
(c) Indicative, Imperative, Potential, Subjunctive and Infinitive.
(d) Sad, Glad, Mad, Grumpy and Giddy.

3. What does Mary Todd say when asked in Act. 2, Scene 5, if she is considering marriage to Lincoln?
(a) "That is the most repulsive idea I've ever heard."
(b) "I have decided I shall be Mrs. Lincoln."
(c) "I have never given that idea a moment's thought."
(d) "I am determined to marry Stephen Douglas."

4. How does Mary Todd respond to Lincoln's proposal at the end of Act 2, Scene 5?
(a) First she acts surprised, then meekly agrees with a timid "yes."
(b) She laughs and laughs, then says she'll think it over seriously and get back to him.
(c) She doesn't--the scene ends with the lights fading before he pops the question.
(d) She grabs his hands, looks deeply into his eyes and whispers the word "yes."

5. What are the Bowling Greens reading when Josh Speed arrives at their home in Act 1, Scene 3?
(a) The Federalist Papers.
(b) The Bourne Chronicles.
(c) The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.
(d) The New York Review of Books.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who admits being the one who suggested recruiting Lincoln to run for office?

3. How does Lincoln feel after Ann's death?

4. What is Bowling Green's attitude toward the possibility of Lincoln marrying Ann Rutledge?

5. What happens to Ann Rutledge?

(see the answer key)

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