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. What is Lincoln's new attitude toward God after Ann's death?
(a) He becomes an atheist.
(b) He knows if he had prayed day and night, Ann would have lived.
(c) He can't pray to a God that needlessly allowed Ann to die.
(d) He accepts that "the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away."

2. How does Act 1, Scene 3, in which Ann Rutledge dies, come to an end?
(a) The scene ends with only a beam of light from Abe's attic illuminating the stage.
(b) The scene ends when Lincoln stumbles offstage, leaving his friends worried about his fate.
(c) The scene ends with a prayer spoken by Nancy Green.
(d) The scene concludes with Lincoln on his knees in the attic, sobbing.

3. What does Ann's love do for Lincoln?
(a) Her love makes him weak at the knees and fuzzy in his thoughts; he knows he can't make anything of himself.
(b) Her love inspires him to write great poetry.
(c) Her love makes him irritable because she is so needy.
(d) Her love makes him believe in God, believe that all things are possible, and he can do anything he wants.

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

5. What is the purpose of Edwards' visit to New Salem in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) To recruit Lincoln to run for the State Assembly.
(b) To look at the Rutledge Tavern as an investment.
(c) To announce his own run for the presidency.
(d) To bring law and order to New Salem.

Short Answer Questions

1. On which holiday does Act 1, Scene 2 take place?

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

3. Why does Lincoln return to New Salem in Act 1, Scene 3?

4. Who is Ann Rutledge?

5. What is Josh Speed's understanding of Lincoln's personality?

(see the answer key)

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