Abe Lincoln in Illinois Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 2, Scene 6.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is President during the time represented in Act 2, Scene 4?
(a) Martin Van Buren.
(b) Harrison Ford.
(c) Thomas Jefferson.
(d) Winston Churchill.

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

3. What is Billy Herndon's attitude toward Mary Todd on the day Lincoln is to be married?
(a) He is opposed to the marriage because he's heard bad things about Mary Todd's temper.
(b) He is too drunk to really care, but he makes an insincere toast to the couple's happiness.
(c) Herndon doesn't like Mary Todd, but he likes her ambitions for Lincoln.
(d) Herndon likes Mary Todd, but feels it will be a mistake for her to goad Lincoln into politics.

4. What is Josh Speed's request to the Greens as he departs at the end of Act 1, Scene 3?
(a) He asks them to call a physician to treat Lincoln's stress.
(b) He wants them to take copious notes about Lincoln's mood.
(c) He requests they accompany Lincoln to Springfield for opening of the Legislature.
(d) He asks them to keep Lincoln with them and not let him out of their sight.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Lincoln and Mary Todd are getting married, yet he seems to be in despair. Why?

2. What are three things Lincoln likes about Ann Rutledge?

3. What is it about politics that Lincoln dislikes?

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

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

(see the answer key)

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