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. Where is Abe Lincoln staying while in New Salem in Act 1, Scene 3?
(a) With Ann Rutledge's family.
(b) At the home of Bowling and Nancy Green.
(c) In Rutledge's Tavern.
(d) In a barn belonging to Josh Speed.

2. Why is Mary Todd so sure that Lincoln will be a success, and not stop to tell jokes, as her sister predicts?
(a) She doesn't care if he's a success; she has a huge inheritance that will support them both.
(b) Because she knows that Lincoln is not very good at telling jokes and has a strong streak of ambition.
(c) Because Lincoln has confided his dream of becoming a successful merchant and moving to New York.
(d) Because she is strong enough to make sure he moves along the road of success without stopping.

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

4. Lincoln and Mary Todd are getting married, yet he seems to be in despair. Why?
(a) Mary Todd has run off with Billy Herndon.
(b) Mary Todd has written him a letter, breaking their engagement.
(c) He wants to break the engagement and leave Mary Todd at the altar.
(d) He discovers he loves Elizabeth Edwards, not Mary Todd.

5. What does Lincoln do that impresses Ninian Edwards in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) Lincoln punches a bully who is threatening Ann Rutledge.
(b) Lincoln announces there is free pie in the town square.
(c) Lincoln gets everyone's attention by firing his pistol at the ceiling.
(d) Lincoln diffuses the tension with the Clancy Groves boys.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the weather, as the Greens sit in their parlor, waiting for Abe to return from Ann Rutledge's home?

2. What is Mary Todd's lifelong dream for herself?

3. What is the setting of Act 2, Scene 5 and what does it convey about the occupants?

4. What excuse does Ninian Edwards give for getting himself and his wife out of the parlor so Lincoln can be alone with Mary Todd?

5. What reason does Lincoln give in Act 2, Scene 4 for turning down the opportunity to speak against slavery?

(see the answer key)

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