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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. What piece of advice does Ninian Andrews give Lincoln concerning Mary Todd in Act 2, Scene 6?
(a) He tells Lincoln that Mary Todd should be committed to a hospital.
(b) He suggests giving in to her every whim in order to keep life happy.
(c) He says Lincoln should always follow her advice because she has a good head for politics.
(d) He says Lincoln should keep a tight rein on her ambitions and delusions of grandeur.

2. On which holiday does Act 1, Scene 2 take place?
(a) The Fourth of July.
(b) Thanksgiving.
(c) Labor Day.
(d) Memorial Day.

3. In Act 2, Scene 6, Lincoln sits at his desk on the day he is to be married. What day of the year is it?
(a) The Fourth of July.
(b) Thanksgiving Day.
(c) Christmas Day.
(d) New Year's Day.

4. In a poem given to Lincoln by his teacher in the first scene, life is compared to what?
(a) A dream, a vision, a phantom.
(b) A river, a meadow, the wide horizon.
(c) A nightmare, a hallucination, a ghost.
(d) A fairy tale, a legend, a lie.

5. Why does Lincoln return to New Salem in Act 1, Scene 3?
(a) Ann Rutledge is sick.
(b) The Greens have asked him to mediate in their divorce.
(c) Seth Gale summoned him with a letter.
(d) He has been kicked out of Springfiled for being drunk in public.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Josh Speed and Bowling Green think might be the result, if slavery spreads further across the South?

2. What is it about politics that Lincoln dislikes?

3. How does Lincoln intend to communicate his intentions to Mary Todd?

4. How much would Lincoln be paid as a member of the legislature?

5. How does Lincoln define his "own great duty?"

(see the answer key)

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