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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. Besides debt, what topic often occupies Lincoln's mind?
(a) The prospect of a harsh winter.
(b) The prospect of civil war.
(c) The prospect of death.
(d) The prospect of marriage.

2. What does Mary Todd tell her brother-in-law when he asks why she has chosen him as a husband?
(a) She believes Lincoln is destined for wealth and fame, which she craves.
(b) She responds that Lincoln will provide a life of stability and security.
(c) She says she loves Lincoln's political ambitions and his resemblance to Lochinvar.
(d) She can't give him a simple answer, but his is the life and destiny she wants to share.

3. Where has Lincoln been, just before he arrives at the Edwards' home in Act 2, Scene 5?
(a) Visiting a potential client in jail.
(b) Fox hunting.
(c) At the Statehouse, lobbying against gun registration.
(d) Visiting another woman, to whom he plans to propose.

4. How does Lincoln surprise Ann Rutledge while she is clearing tables during Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) By bursting into song when she agrees to talk with him.
(b) By delivering a package from her fiance.
(c) By declaring his love for her.
(d) By asking her to dance on the bar.

5. What is a benefit of being in the state capitol that might entice Lincoln to run for office?
(a) The opportunity to learn from the finest lawyers in the state.
(b) The chance to have suits made that will have sleeves that are long enough for his arms.
(c) Women will seek him out for marriage.
(d) He will be able to collect extra money by doing favors for friends.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Billy Herndon's flaw?

2. What happens to Ann Rutledge?

3. What is the purpose of Edwards' visit to New Salem in Act 1, Scene 2?

4. What does Lincoln do at the end of Act 2, Scene 6?

5. How does Mary Todd respond to Lincoln's proposal at the end of Act 2, Scene 5?

(see the answer key)

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