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. Who gave the speech that Lincoln's teacher has him read?
(a) Alexander Hamilton.
(b) George Washington.
(c) Daniel Webster.
(d) James Madison.

2. What happens at the end of Act 2, Scene 4 that proves Lincoln's claim that he is a social success?
(a) Josh Speed introduces Lincoln to his sister.
(b) Mary Todd sends Lincoln a thank-you note for a pleasant evening the previous week.
(c) Nancy Green accepts a job as his social secretary to keep track of his dates.
(d) Ninian Edwards invites Lincoln home for dinner.

3. Who does Lincoln blame for all the political strife in the country?
(a) The British.
(b) The Whigs.
(c) The Abolitionists.
(d) The U.S. Army.

4. What does Lincoln see on the boat from Quincy to Alton that shocks him?
(a) A woman with 12 children, begging for food.
(b) A dozen dancing girls, chained together, forced to entertain passengers.
(c) A dozen mules on shore, chained and being flogged.
(d) A dozen negroes, chained together, being shipped South to be sold.

5. What is the setting of Act 2, Scene 5 and what does it convey about the occupants?
(a) The setting is Lincoln's log cabin and it conveys a feeling of bachelor solitude.
(b) The setting is Ninian Edwards' home and it conveys a sense of genteel poverty.
(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.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the local gossip in New Salem about Ann Rutledge?

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

3. What organization wants Lincoln to give a speech?

4. What does Lincoln's teacher suggest Lincoln do to improve his life?

5. Who have Bowling Green, Ninian Edwards and Josh Speed come to New Salem to see?

(see the answer key)

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